Framing our Future Long-term Plan 2021-2031
Council is now CLOSED for feedback on the proposed Long-term Plan 2021-2031. Meetings to consider public feedback are currently being held (18 May- 2 June).
Read the media release from 25 May giving an overview of Community Board recommendations to go to Council.
For those interested, but too short on time to wade through a 3000+ page Council agenda, check out our Summary of Community Feedback on the Long-term Plan consultation.
The consultation document below sets out the key challenges and opportunities facing our district, plus five key items Council asked for community feedback on:
- How we deliver a district museum function
- How we progress the Cromwell Masterplan
and proposals to support three community-led projects:
- The Roxburgh Community Pool Upgrade
- The Alexandra Riverside Park Development
- And the Omakau Community Hub.
To read the consultation document in full screen mode click the frame icon in the bottom right hand corner. The Flipbook below is best viewed on a PC. If you are reading this on a smartphone view this link.
You can also download a printable version of the consultation document: Ka Aka Whakamua - Framing our Future (PDF, 6.35MB)
- Draft Long-term Plan 2021-2031 (in full) (PDF, 11.6MB)
We've also separated out key strategies, policies and sections of the full draft Long-term Plan below for ease of reading or printing:
- Development and Financial Contributions Policy (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Financial Strategy (PDF, 180KB)
- Infrastructure Strategy (PDF, 1.4MB)
- Investment Policy (PDF, 105KB)
- Liability Management Policy (PDF, 71KB)
- Rating Policy (PDF, 170KB)
Please note while there have been no significant changes made to the proposed new Rating Policy from the previous version, Council has removed the discount of 2.5% that was applied when ratepayers paid their property’s annual rates in full on or before the first instalment. This is in line with many other councils given the low interest rates and also to keep rate costs down.
- Revenue and Financing Policy (PDF, 193KB)
- Significance and Engagement Policy (PDF, 91KB)
- Significant Forecasting Assumptions and Risks (PDF, 95KB)
- Fees and Charges (PDF, 458KB)
Each year Council’s fees and charges are reviewed by staff. Required changes are put to the relevant Community Board or Council. Approved changes are updated in the Fees and Charges Schedule, which in turn are included in the current annual plan or in this case the long-term plan. Please note key changes to this year’s fees & charges are highlighted in the attached document.
Radio Q+A Hour - audio recordings
For those who couldn't tune in live to Radio Central on 1 April, below is an audio recording from our LTP Q+A Hour (minus the news at the top of the hour and the music breaks) where Mayor Tim Cadogan and CEO Sanchia Jacobs answer listener questions put to them by Shane Norton.
You can also listen to the second Q+A hour where Mayor Tim Cadogan and Cromwell Community Board Chair Anna Harrison answer further questions.
We welcome you to download and print a poster to display in your staffroom, at your club rooms, school noticeboard or similar.
Help us spread the word - it's your community and your future.
- Framing our Future - general consultation poster (PDF, 1.59MB)
- Framing our Future - five CD topics poster (PDF, 353KB)
- Framing our Future - general with QR code (PDF, 2MB)
- Framing our Future - five topics with QR code (PDF, 377KB)
Something for the kids
We invited the pre-schoolers and primary school aged children of our district to unleash their creativity in our Framing our Future 'Colour and Create' contest. Thanks to the 60+ kids who entered. We have now closed for the draw to win a Paper Plus voucher but you're welcome to still download and doodle the colouring-in below.
We'll be having a touring mini-exhibition of some of these artworks with our community board submission hearings this month!
Framing our Future - Colour and Create (PDF, 140KB)
A little incentive!
We are open for your feedback until Sunday 25 April, however because we don't want you all leaving it to the last minute and risking missing the chance to have your say altogether we have a little incentive...
We'll be doing a lucky prize draw each of the 4 weeks of the submission period - for a $50 supermarket voucher. That means if you get your submission in this week by Friday 2 April you'll be eligible for all 4 draws. By the following Friday and you'll be in for 3 draws and on on. So go on, what are you waiting for, do your research and have your say today.