10 Year Plan - Have Your Say

Proposed 10 Year Plan 2021-2031

The Journey Ahead – Te Haerenga Kei Mua’ is Waitomo District Council’s proposed 10 Year Plan (10YP) Consultation Document for 2021-2031.

It offers people a chance to have their say on what Council proposes to deliver for the next 10 years and beyond, including the services and projects planned, and the issues and challenges facing our District and community.

A 10 Year Plan is Council’s most important planning tool that sets out what it intends to do over the next decade - and how it will be paid for.

It includes detailed information about the activities, services and projects Council intends on delivering, when they will be delivered, where and how.

It also includes funding and financial management information. Ultimately it tells you what your rates may look like for the next 10 years.

Consultation Document (online version) (PDF 6.04 MB)

Consultation Document (print version) (PDF 6.04 MB)

Supporting Information

Treasury Policy 2021 (PDF 184 KB)
Significance and Engagement Policy 2021 (PDF 265 KB)
Forecasting Assumptions 2021-2031 10YP (PDF 449 KB)
Performance Measures 2021-2031 10YP (PDF 260 KB)
Prospective Financial Statements (PDF 142 KB)
Accounting Policies (PDF 409 KB)
Funding Impact Statement and Rates Examples (PDF 1.97 MB)
Prospective Funding Impact Statements (PDF 191 KB)
Financial Reporting and Prudence Benchmarks Disclosure Statement (PDF 93 KB)
Council Controlled Organisations - Statement (PDF 41 KB)
Financial Strategy 2021 (PDF 735 KB)
Infrastructure Strategy 2021-2051 (PDF 1.21 MB)
Draft Waitomo District Council Revenue and Financing Policy (PDF 1.04 MB)
Draft Rates Remission Policy (PDF 268 KB)

Rates Calculator

Use this tool to look up what the estimated rates could be for your property for year 1 of the 10YP.

Please note: the rates estimation is based on the proposed 10YP 2021-2031.

Have your say:

Make a submission online about the Proposed 10 Year Plan

Download a Submission Form about the Proposed 10 Year Plan (PDF 40 KB)

You can also pick up a copy of our Consultation Document at the following locations:

  • PGG Wrightson, 58 Moa Street, Piopio
  • Mokau Museum and Gallery, 33 North Street, Mokau
  • Twelve Tables Bar & Eatery, 15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo
  • Benneydale Foodmarket Ltd, 34 Ellis Road, Maniaiti/Benneydale
  • Marokopa Transfer Station, Marokopa Road (approx. 400m east of village)
  • Waitomo District Council Main Office, 15 Queen Street, Te Kuiti
  • Waitomo District Library, 28 Taupiri Street, Te Kuiti
  • i-Site, 160 Rora Street, Te Kuiti

If you would like to share your thoughts on our proposed 10 Year Plan, please come to one of our drop in sessions or public meetings:

  • Waitomo – Public meeting
  • Waitomo Museum
  • Wednesday 28 April 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Mokau  – Drop in
  • Mokau Hall
  • Saturday 1 May 1pm - 3pm
  • Te Kuiti – Drop in
  • Railway Building 3, Rora Street, Te Kuiti 
  • Friday 30 April 12pm - 2pm
  • Wednesday 5 May 5pm - 6:30pm
  • Maniaiti/Benneydale  - Public meeting
  • Benneydale School
  • Monday 10 May 7pm
  • Piopio – Drop in
  • Fat Pigeon Café, Piopio.
  • Monday 17 May 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Review of Revenue and Financing Policy and Rates Remission Policy

We are reviewing our Revenue and Financing Policy and the Rates Remission Policy as part of our three yearly review of our 10 Year Plan 2021–2031 (10YP).

The Revenue and Financing Policy is a requirement of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA) to provide predictability and certainty about Council’s sources and levels of funding for operating and capital expenditure.  The proposed amendments reflect changes over the last three years and represents alignment with current practices and initiatives of the Council.

The Rates Remission Policy is made up of a series of policies that describe the circumstances in which Council can provide rates remissions. Each policy outlines objectives Council seeks to achieve by the remission of rates and conditions and criteria applicants need to meet to receive rates remissions. Council cannot make any rates remissions that are inconsistent with this Policy.

You can have your say about our review of these policies.

Have your say:

Proposal - Review of Revenue and Financing Policy 2021 and Rates Remission Policy 2021 (PDF 621 KB)

Make a submission online about the Proposal - Review of Revenue and Financing Policy 2021 and Rates Remission Policy 2021

Review of Fees and Charges Schedule for 2021/2022

Council has carried out an annual review of its fees and charges, which provides the opportunity to consider the changing circumstances in the operating environment.

The majority of the fees and charges remain unchanged and some cases, fees have been reduced.

Council is seeking feedback about the proposed changes.

Have your say:

Statement of Proposal - Review of Fees and Charges 2021-2022 (PDF 676 KB)

Make a submission online about the Statement of Proposal - Review of Fees and Charges 2021-2022