The Long Term Plan sets out the services and projects
Council intends to deliver to the community over a 10-year period and how these
will be funded. It also captures the long-term visions for the district and
outlines what Council will do to contribute towards achieving these.
Remember, that Council won't be approving a Draft Long
Term Plan and Consultation Document until 2015 and it is at that time that
residents, ratepayers and stakeholders will get to have their say on these and
other key issues facing them, their communities and the district.
But, as part of the process for
the writing the 2015/25 Long Term Plan, Clutha District Councillors are
attending a series of workshops on key topics.
Information discussed at the workshops is posted below to
keep residents and ratepayers informed.
Transportation Workshop - 26 November 2014
A workshop was held in November to talk about roads and
bridges and other transportation topics, below are the main points that were up
Currently, the Council spends about $14 million a year on
local roads and in the past 61% of that has come from central government.
However, that figure, known as the Financial Assistance
Rate or FAR, will drop to 59% over the next two years.
Clutha has the third longest network of local roads in
the country, with almost 3000km - about 850km of that is sealed.
The standard of roads across New Zealand is also under
the microscope, as part of the New Zealand Transport Agency's One Network
Roading Classification (ONRC), the aim being to give motorists the same roading
experience whether they're driving in Gisborne or Otago.
The change in FAR and the ONRC mean the level of service
for some of Clutha's roads will also change.
If we choose to maintain our roads to a better level of
service than the 'national standard' set by the NZTA, then Council would have to
pay for that work.
With resources needing to stretch further, money needs to
be spent on roads where ratepayers will get the "best bang for their buck".
While Council believes the district's roads are currently
in a significantly better state than the targets being set by the NZTA,
especially our sealed roads, the result of these changes in the roading
landscape meant Councillors debated the following subjects at the Transportation
Whether to reduce the capital programme for sealed
roads, this would mean less road rehabilitations and resealing as the
current standard is believed to be generally higher than what would be
funded under the NZTA
One Network Roading Classification. It
would result in a minor increase in spending on maintenance and drainage and
create a minor increased risk of one-off sealed road failures.
Whether to use some of the savings from spending
less, to create a contingency fund for any failures on the sealed road
To make no major changes to the programme for
unsealed roads, at this stage.
To fund depreciation for bridge repairs and
replacements depreciation at the current level.
Investigating options and carrying out economic
analysis of the Hina Hina Bridge, to prioritise it in terms of work needed
on the overall bridge network
Whether to include funds in the 2015/16 budget for
further work on areas held over from the Balclutha main street upgrade, such
as the town hall area.
Whether to include funds to seal the Nuggets Road,
this would be subject to NZTA approval and part funding.
Whether to fund footpath depreciation from now on to
maintain and repair the existing footpath network.
Whether to proceed with a business case for
changing to LED street lighting.
LONG TERM PLAN 2012-22
The Long Term Plan sets out
the services and projects Council intends to deliver to the community over a
10-year period and how these will be funded.
It also captures the
long-term visions for the district and outlines what Clutha District Council
will do to contribute towards achieving these.
The final Long Term Plan was
at a special meeting on Thursday 21 June starting at 5.30pm.
If you are looking for
the Long Term Plan 2009-19, please
Entire Draft Long Term Plan 2012-22
(PDF, 7.4MB, opens
entire 200+ page plan, or download individual sections below.
(PDF, 1.2MB, opens new window)
Section 1 (Introduction)
(PDF, 523kb, opens new window)
Introduction to the Long Term Plan including the Word from the Mayor and the
Chief Executive?s Introduction.
Section 2 (Community Outcomes)
(PDF, 1.5MB, opens new window)
overarching goals that Council aims to achieve for the communities of the Clutha
Section 3 (Key Issues)
(PDF, 1MB, opens new window)
issues faced by Council and our communities over the next ten years, including
how Council intends to respond to them.
Section 4 (Community Summaries)
(PDF, 1.1MB, opens new window)
section outlines the services Council provides in each of its eleven rating
areas, as well as what is planned for each of the during the next ten years. It
also outlines and explains why rates are expected to change in each community
over the life of the plan.
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Rural Clutha District
(PDF, 476kb, opens new window)
Benhar and Tokoiti
(PDF, 310kb, opens new window)
Section 5 (Council?s Activities)
(PDF, 1.8MB, opens new window)
section outlines how Council plans to maintain, measure and fund each of its
eight groups of activities (Community Leadership, Roading, Water Supply,
Sewerage, Stormwater, Solid Waste Management, Community Services and Regulatory
& Emergency Services).
Section 6 (Financial Information)
(PDF, 1.1MB, opens new window)
information including prospective financial statements and detailed description
of proposed rates.
Section 7 (Key Policies)
(PDF, 603kb, opens
Policies including the Revenue and Financing Policy and draft Policy on Early
Payment of Benhar and Tokoiti Capital Sewerage Rates.
Fees and Charges 2012/13 (PDF,