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2015-2025 Long Term Plan

The 2015-2025 Long Term Plan was adopted by Waikato Regional Council on Tuesday, 30 June 2015.

Download the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (PDF, 8MB)

 

 

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION | WHAKATAKI

 
Message from the Chairperson and Chief Executive | Kōrero Matua a te Tiamana me te Tumu Whakarae 4
About the plan | Ki rō mahere 6
Councillors and constituencies | Ngā toki kaunihera me o rātou takiwā 7
Our region | To tātou Rohe 8
About Waikato Regional Council | Mō te Kaunihera - a rohe o Waikato 10
Our strategic direction 11
Our outcomes 17

SECTION 2: KEY DECISIONS | NGĀ TAKE MATUA

 
Public consultation 22
Our key consultation topic decisions 24
Fund for regional-scale development 24
Waikato Means Business 25
A plan for the Waipā catchment 25
Taking stock of our indigenous biodiversity 25
Improving Lake Waikare and the Whangamarino wetland 26
Understanding our coastal marine areas 26
Stopping marine pests 27
How we fund environmental projects 27
Continued investment in maunga sanctuary 28
Clean heat funding in Tokoroa 28
Incorporating mātauranga Māori into our work 28
New Treaty settlement requirements 29
TB rate collection by the council 29
New 'Muggeridge's pump' in Ngatea 30
Flood protection work at Tauhei 30
Changes to the UAGC 30
Changes to our fees and charges 31

SECTION 3: FINANCIAL STRATEGY | RAUTAKI PŪTEA

 
Financial strategy 34

SECTION 4: INFRASTRUCTURE STRATEGY | RAUTAKI HANGARAU

 
Infrastructure strategy 42

SECTION 5: KEY REGIONAL ASSUMPTIONS | TOHU - Ā - TAKIWĀ

 
Key regional assumptions 50

SECTION 6: GROUPS OF ACTIVITIES | MAHI - Ā - RŌPŪ 

 
How to read this section 56
Community and services 57
Emergency management 62
Flood protection and control works 67
Integrated catchment management 72
Public transport 78
Resource use 81
Science and strategy 85

SECTION 7: FINANCES | PŪTEA 

 
Prospective financial statements 96
Funding impact statements by group of activity 126
Revenue and financing policy 142
Annual funding impact statement for 2015/16 154
Schedule of fees and charges 184
Rating impacts for sample properties 191

SECTION 8: POLICIES | KAUPAPA HERE 

 
Policy summaries 198

SECTION 9: CORPORATE INFORMATION | PĀNUI RANGATŌPŪ 

 
Council committees 208
Council controlled organisations 210

SECTION 10: AUDIT OPINION | AROTAKE

 
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