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Colour Rotorua's Future - Long-term Plan 2018-2028 Consultation

The Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee deliberated over the Long Term Plan on the 16th - 17th May 2018. Full minutes on the deliberations/decisions will be out shortly. In the meantime read the update on deliberations here.

The Long Term Plan consultation period has closed. We have been overwhelmed by the response, receiving 545 pieces of feedback from individuals, groups and organisations. Thank you!

The Long Term Plan 2018-28 sets out what Council proposes achieving over the next 10 years and how that will be funded. It will affect everyone in Rotorua so your views matter and will help to Colour Your Future.

The plan is reviewed every three years to ensure it remains relevant and reflects the direction of Council and of the Rotorua district. This document includes key proposals for managing and maintaining current facilities and community assets as well as planning for projects and programmes that will promote, and position us for future growth and development.

The document includes the proposals as well as information on the projects/proposals.

Ma Te Mahi Tahi Ka Tutuki – Working Together, We Will Succeed


The feedback period has now finished and is available here

Thank you for your feedback in to the LTPRotorua - thanks for all your feedback on the Long Term Plan 2018-28. We were inundated right up until Friday 13 April (closing date) and now have the busy job of collating all the feedback - thanks!

Your feedback will help guide Council decision-making in finalising the Long-term Plan, which will be adopted at the end of June.

The Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee deliberated over the Long Term Plan on the 16th - 17th May 2018. Full minutes on the deliberations/decisions will be out shortly. In the meantime read the update on deliberations here.

The Long Term Plan consultation period has closed. We have been overwhelmed by the response, receiving 545 pieces of feedback from individuals, groups and organisations. Thank you!

The Long Term Plan 2018-28 sets out what Council proposes achieving over the next 10 years and how that will be funded. It will affect everyone in Rotorua so your views matter and will help to Colour Your Future.

The plan is reviewed every three years to ensure it remains relevant and reflects the direction of Council and of the Rotorua district. This document includes key proposals for managing and maintaining current facilities and community assets as well as planning for projects and programmes that will promote, and position us for future growth and development.

The document includes the proposals as well as information on the projects/proposals.

Ma Te Mahi Tahi Ka Tutuki – Working Together, We Will Succeed


The feedback period has now finished and is available here

Thank you for your feedback in to the LTPRotorua - thanks for all your feedback on the Long Term Plan 2018-28. We were inundated right up until Friday 13 April (closing date) and now have the busy job of collating all the feedback - thanks!

Your feedback will help guide Council decision-making in finalising the Long-term Plan, which will be adopted at the end of June.

  • Vision 2030 and the Long Term Plan

    3 months ago
    Story

    Created in 2013, the district’s long-term vision created an enduring
    pathway for the Rotorua district, driving everything we do as we work
    with our community to achieve a positive future.

    A refresh following the 2016 elections, The Rotorua Way, identified
    Rotorua’s strengths and opportunities to build on those, providing a clear direction to focus on for the next chapter in the district’s progress.

    The Draft Spatial Plan has clear objectives as our district grows and clearly outlines where and how we will accommodate growth in the district.

    The Rotorua Way...

    Created in 2013, the district’s long-term vision created an enduring
    pathway for the Rotorua district, driving everything we do as we work
    with our community to achieve a positive future.

    A refresh following the 2016 elections, The Rotorua Way, identified
    Rotorua’s strengths and opportunities to build on those, providing a clear direction to focus on for the next chapter in the district’s progress.

    The Draft Spatial Plan has clear objectives as our district grows and clearly outlines where and how we will accommodate growth in the district.

    The Rotorua Way & the Draft Spatial Plan has guided the development of our proposed 2018-28 Long-term Plan which, as this consultation document outlines, puts the focus on projects and programmes which will enhance our district’s strengths.

    Once finalised and adopted, the Long-term Plan will be our action plan, setting out how we will deliver and fund what we’ve set out to achieve.

    It is Council’s commitment to the community to deliver services and projects that contribute towards the vision and the district’s strengths in a financially prudent way, balancing the challenges of affordability in the present while meeting the demands for future progress.

  • Key themes of the Long Term Plan

    3 months ago

    Reviving our facilities - Ensuring our facilities are modern, safe and well used facilities that meet our needs and our lifestyle

    Environmental sustainability -Enhancing the environment that defines Rotorua; a unique volcanic landscape, characterised by our lakes, rivers, mountains and geothermal features. Our focus for this long term plan in terms of environment sustainability is lake water quality and waste management

    Growing our district - Increasing the resilience and vibrancy of our communities and neighbourhoods by ensuring our infrastructure is in the best condition it can be to meet the present and future needs of growth

    Reviving our facilities - Ensuring our facilities are modern, safe and well used facilities that meet our needs and our lifestyle

    Environmental sustainability -Enhancing the environment that defines Rotorua; a unique volcanic landscape, characterised by our lakes, rivers, mountains and geothermal features. Our focus for this long term plan in terms of environment sustainability is lake water quality and waste management

    Growing our district - Increasing the resilience and vibrancy of our communities and neighbourhoods by ensuring our infrastructure is in the best condition it can be to meet the present and future needs of growth

    Keeping the foot on the pedal of progress - To plan for future progress by developing bold visions that continues to enhance our special district, that position us for future investment based upon our strengths – environment, lifestyle, culture, opportunities

    Funding delivery and action (the financial strategy) - Delivering a financial picture that over the next ten years outlines how we will seek to achieve Vision 2030 and balances affordability with providing our services
  • Message from the Mayor & Elected members

    3 months ago
    Weave

    E ngā iwi puta noa i tō tatau rohe o Rotorua

    Tēnā tatau

    Do you have the confidence in Rotorua to invest in the future of our district and our people?

    Will you help to “colour” the future – for you, for your tamariki and mokopuna, for the progress of this wonderful district we all call home?

    These are the questions we now ask you, as we work towards the development of the 2018-28 Long-term Plan (LTP).

    Twenty five years ago the likes of our Aquatic Centre, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, lakefront and inner city were excellent, modern...

    E ngā iwi puta noa i tō tatau rohe o Rotorua

    Tēnā tatau

    Do you have the confidence in Rotorua to invest in the future of our district and our people?

    Will you help to “colour” the future – for you, for your tamariki and mokopuna, for the progress of this wonderful district we all call home?

    These are the questions we now ask you, as we work towards the development of the 2018-28 Long-term Plan (LTP).

    Twenty five years ago the likes of our Aquatic Centre, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, lakefront and inner city were excellent, modern amenities that met our needs.

    That’s not the case today and as a community we need to decide what standard of facilities to provide for current and future generations. How important is it that future generations share the same quality of community assets we enjoyed?

    Several years ago Rotorua was at a standstill and predicted to decline. Local businesses and community groups told us this was not an acceptable future for our district. They wanted to see change, progress and a better future.

    We established the Rotorua 2030 vision, a bold aspirational plan for our district which we refreshed last year to establish The Rotorua Way, the next chapter in our long-term journey. This set our direction, providing the shape of the future we want for our district, and the spatial plan (still in progress) will further outline that. This 2018-28 Long-term Plan will weave it all together and add the “colour”, setting out how Council will prioritise and resource our development as a community.

    Positive change has been evident during the past few years. Our inner city has been revitalised; we have new businesses in Rotorua while existing ones have reinvested and expanded; neighbourhoods are being improved; our local economy has performed well with GDP growth consistently above the national average for the past year; and our increasing population has bucked previous predictions with Rotorua now a medium growth area. Those are just some of the positives we’ve seen and we now need to consider the next 10 years.

    We have some questions for you. Do we move forward with confidence and invest further in our district’s future, in our mokopuna? Or are we managing a district in decline and should we therefore not be reinvesting in facilities, assets and projects aimed at ensuring our district continues to progress?

    We are proposing priorities that link the strengths identified in The Rotorua Way to projects and programmes that will bring about further change and, we believe, take Rotorua into the future. These proposals are now before you:

    • Reviving our facilities
    • Environmental sustainability
    • Growing our district
    • Keeping the foot on the pedal of progress
    • Funding and delivery

    We have considered the proposals in this document carefully, to ensure that we are acting in the best interests of our community. We have asked ourselves if we are fulfilling our roles as the guardians of our district, in balancing the need to look after what we have now with catering for progress, while at the same time establishing a prudent financial framework to deliver what is planned.

    We are resetting our financial direction. In 2015 we had a plan based on austerity. Today positive growth is driving us towards fulfilling Vision 2030 and keeping the foot on the pedal of progress.

    Help us “colour” the future – for you, for your tamariki, for our mokopuna, for the progress of this wonderful district we all call home.

    Tatau tatau – we together

    Steve Chadwick

    Mayor