Long-term Plan Year 2 Delivery 2022 - 2023

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Long-term Plan Year 2


Long-term Plan Year 2 Delivery 2022 - 2023

Community engagement on Council’s proposed work programme and budget for the 2022/23 financial year ran from 11 April - 11 May.

A discussion document outlining the proposed work programme is available HERE.

The document sets out what is proposed for 2022/23, which is Year 2 of the 2021-2031 Long-term Plan (LTP), how that will be funded, and what challenges and risks Council expects to be facing during this period.

Council has proposed to uplift Year 2 of the LTP, and while consultation was not required due to there being no


Long-term Plan Year 2 Delivery 2022 - 2023

Community engagement on Council’s proposed work programme and budget for the 2022/23 financial year ran from 11 April - 11 May.

A discussion document outlining the proposed work programme is available HERE.

The document sets out what is proposed for 2022/23, which is Year 2 of the 2021-2031 Long-term Plan (LTP), how that will be funded, and what challenges and risks Council expects to be facing during this period.

Council has proposed to uplift Year 2 of the LTP, and while consultation was not required due to there being no material changes from what is signalled in the LTP, feedback was sought during the community engagement period and will help inform final decision-making.

What’s proposed for the 2022/23 year, in summary:

  • Overall average rates increase of 5.7%, as signalled in the Long-term Plan (LTP);
  • Debt increase of $84m which is broadly in line with what was indicated in the LTP and is well within Council’s debt limits.
  • Debt will be used to support $143m of investment in infrastructure for the community and the key focus of the LTP remains – including housing and development, safety and security and projects such as the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre and Aquatic Centre upgrades.

Key strategies

While we continue to face challenging and uncertain times, Council remains committed to delivering on the five key strategies underpinning the LTP - homes and thriving communities, community safety, economic development, climate action and enabling infrastructure.

Risks and challenges

The risks to ongoing service provision Council has identified include Covid-19, climate change, Government reforms, staff retention and recruitment, inflation, interest costs and the reputation of Rotorua. Within the discussion document, Council highlights these risks and how they will be managed to ensure Council is in a position to continue to provide essential services to the community and to operate with minimal disruption.

Upcoming conversations

Council signalled in the LTP the introduction of an organic waste collection service to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Options for this service are still being refined in order to provide the most cost effective but impactful service, and Council will be looking to discuss these options with the community in May/June 2022.

As outlined in the discussion document, Council’s priority for 2022/23 must focus on enabling housing and housing choices. As we work to better meet housing demand, this in turn creates a cost to the district (building and maintaining new local roads, footpaths, wastewater, water, stormwater and open spaces). A development contribution places the cost of providing additional infrastructure capacity onto those creating the demand. This is a conversation that Council will raise throughout May 2022 and the community will have an opportunity to provide feedback on this Development Contribution policy.

Completion of projects

In 2022/23 we look forward to the completion of some of our place shaping projects - the Sir Howard Morrison Centre, Whakarewarewa Forest project and the Lakefront Redevelopment.

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    Why are you so wasteful of others money

    Rex Holden asked 2 months ago

    The Elected Members of Council endeavor to make decisions in the interests of the residents of the whole district.  These decisions are robustly discussed and debated to ensure that different perspectives that reflect the community are considered to inform the final decisions.  These discussions and debates are based upon a range of information that ensured it is an informed decision based upon this relevant and current data.  

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    Our fresh water reticulation and waste water aren't up to it. Some of the infrastructure is past is use by date. No where do I see a planned logical approach to upgrading this infrastructure. I'm afraid fancy water fronts, flash buildings don't count, if you don't have water and can't get the grey and black water away, even when it's raining, without going polluting our environment.

    asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated.

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    What and when is going to happen about the flooding in Glenholme caused by inadequate capacity of councils water system?

    Glenys asked 3 months ago

    Kia ora Glenys

    Thank you for your question, it has been forwarded to the infrastructure team to respond.  We will endeavor to answer your query as soon as possible. 

Page last updated: 12 May 2022, 09:55 AM