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Managing the big issues

The Big Issues

Climate change, housing affordability, economic growth, local government reform - these are just some of the big issues that Council needs to consider when making decisions about what we focus on now, and in the future.

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10 Year Plan Consultation 2024

Every three years, councils are required to develop a 10 Year Plan and the next one due is in 2024. The planning takes 18 months in total and involves pre consultation with the community on issues of importance that council identifies, such as roading and community facilities. Once the big issues are finalised in the draft plan, it goes out for consultation with the community and from that feedback, we determine what gets included in the final plan.

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Future for Local Government review

Central government is currently looking at how local government needs to evolve over the next 30 years to meet the needs of our populations.

With a focus more likely to be on community wellbeing, the environment and actively embodying Te Tiriti o Waitangi principles, the future looks set to include a significant change from the status quo.

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Strategies and Plans

Council has various strategies and plans that have been developed to benefit our community.

Some of these include the Better Later Living Plan, Strategic Housing Strategy, Waste Management and Minimisation Plan, Economic Development Strategy and Community Facilities Strategy to name just a few. Some of these will be refreshed over the next three years.

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Youth Council

The Youth Council has input and a voice in Council decisions that affect their community. It also provides an opportunity for the Youth Council members to learn government processes and to develop leadership skills.