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Long Term Plan 2018-2028

LTP promo graphicLink to survey(external link)Working together with others, we’re in the process of planning ahead to support a sustainable future for our region – one where our environment, economy and communities thrive. Welcome to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028.

Waikato Regional Council’s Long Term Plan (or 'LTP') is exactly that – it's a plan that looks at the goals and aspirations we have for the Waikato region over the next 10 years. But we can’t do LTP planning alone. It’s only by working with others right across the community that we decide what to prioritise and what is sustainable for the Waikato region.

Over the next 12 months – starting right now – people around the region will have opportunity to feed into the planning process.

Read on for more information – or, if you’re all ready to go, go straight to the survey(external link) to let us know your priorities for the region.

The starting point: our annual plan

Our 2017/18 annual plan kicks in from July. It sets out the work we’ll do in the region over the next 12 months. We get that we’re planning geeks, and that you may not find the plan quite as exciting as we do – but you might be surprised by what it delivers. Visit the annual plan page for all the details.

Next up: the long term plan

With the annual plan in place, we’re turning our attention to the long term – effectively what needs to be done over the next 10 years. 

Through the LTP, we work out how to prioritise our work across a wide range of activities to make sure we deliver on a number of long term outcomes for the region. The tricky part is getting the balance right. That’s where you come in.

Your priorities, your ideas

What’s important to you for the future of the Waikato region? Are your priorities similar to the ones we have set for our work or are they different? What – if anything – have we missed?

Seven key priorities guide our work. They’re outlined below, and you can read more about them in our strategic direction document. 

  • Our LTP survey asks for your insight and ideas on these priorities – as well as your ideas for the future of the region.
  • We can't promise our final decisions will match yours exactly, but we can promise your preferences will be fully considered as part of first-stage of our LTP discussions.
  • You'll have another opportunity to have your say in early 2018, when the draft LTP goes out to formal consultation.

So: either read on for more information or go straight to the survey(external link) and let us know your priorities for the Waikato region.

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