Long Term Plan 2021-2031

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Your opportunity to influence Council's decisions and direction.

Every day,  nearly everyone living in, or visiting the Ruapehu District uses a service or facility looked after by Council – roads, water and rubbish services, libraries, play grounds, parks, reserves, swimming pools, building inspections, and community halls amongst other services.

Under the Local Government Act (LGA)​ councils are required to plan to ensure that all these services are sustainable while providing a forum where-by people can take part in local decision making. 

The key method for doing this is the Long Term Plan (LTP) which is produced every three years with a ten year horizon.

Our current Long Term Plan is for the period 2018/2028

The next Long Term Plan will be for the period 2021/2031.​

How does Council develop the Long Term Plan?

Creating the next Long term Plan is a multi-year journey that starts almost as soon as the previous one is complete.You the community are integral to this process. Over the journey there are multiple opportunities to contribute to the conversation informing what we do and when we do it.

Your input influences how we think about and issues and we encourage you to take part in the process.

 You can have your say on the various issues or tell us what you think on anything of concern or interest to you (and as many times as you like).​
You can contribute to the conversation a number of ways:

• Attend  public meetings​
• Contact your ward councillor or community board members here.
• Email council [email protected]
• Engage on Facebook​  - we monitor the page and can feedback your Long Term Plan thoughts and    suggestions 
• Participate in online forums
• Attend formal consultation hearings

Ways to get your question to us.

You can contact us by emailing [email protected], comment on our Facebook page​​ or contact  your councillor or community board members​ to get your questions to the Community Engagement team.

August 2020
Community hui on our work program, COVID-19 recovery and other issues.

Over the month of August we'll be holding community meetings across Ruapehu to outline our work program for the coming 2020/21 year, give updates on our Covid recovery plan and provide an opportunity for you ask questions and have your say on any issues of interest or concern to you. 

​​Ohura​​Ohura Hall​Tuesday 4 August
​Ohakune​Council Chamber, Ayr St​Wednesday 5 August
​National Park​The Park Hotel​Tuesday 11 August
​Taumarunui​Miriama Centre, Miriama St​Tuesday 18 August
​Owhango​Owhango Hall​Monday 24 August
​Raetihi​The Centre 14-16 Seddon St​Tuesday 8 September

All meetings start at 6pm.

September to November 2020
Community hui on key Council assets and our activities.

Throughout September to November we'll be holding further meetings across the district to talk about our key assets and activities.  Hear about how we plan to manage key assets including any upgrades as well as  an opportunity to provide your feedback. 

Assets and activities include roading, community property, ​community facilities and drinking, waste and stormwater.  Your input will help influence our Asset Management Plans which form a key input into the Long Term Plan.

Meeting dates TBC but will be well advertised.

March - April 2021
Consultation on the Long Term Plan 2021/31 - make a submission!

Over March and April 2021 you will have an opportunity to make a submission on the 2021/31 Long Term Plan and support it with a presentation to Council if you wish. 

As part of this process Council produces a Consultation Document. This outlines the key issues and decisions we need feedback on plus supporting financial and other information. 

Other the consultation period Council holds a series of public meetings around the district to discuss the Long Term Plan and its issues. Information is also made available in local papers, on our website and Facebook page.

Meeting dates TBC but will be well advertised.

Note on Covid-19 and the ten year Long Term Plan 2021/2031

While Covid-19 has impacted many people in Ruapehu in the context of the ten year Long Term Plan and our infrastructure which has a long life of 30 years plus it is a short-term disruption.

The important thing to note is that we are working with Government and other partners to ensure we are well placed to support regional and local economic and social recovery.

Page reviewed: 13 Nov 2020 3:12pm