What is a Long Term Plan and why do we have it?

The Local Government Act 2002 requires every territorial authority to produce a Long Term Plan (LTP). The plan provides a platform for future strategy, investment, and development over a given ‘long term’ period. It also provides a platform for community engagement and ensures that the decisions and activities included continue to create a community that the people want, now and in the future.

Upper Hutt’s Long Term Plan covers a period of ten years and is re-evaluated every three years. It is guided by the city vision and outlines Council’s commitment to it through investment, ongoing activity, and projects. Council’s activity areas are monitored by performance measures and targets. These are reported on via quarterly reports, which make up the Annual Report.

Planning Cycle

Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025

Our current Long Term Plan covers the ten years from 2015 – 2025 and incorporates the Annual Plan for 2015 – 2016. The Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025 also incorporates the Infrastructure Strategy for 2015 – 2045. Council’s next Long Term Plan will cover the period from 2018 – 2028. In the interim years, Council will produce Annual Plans for 2016 – 2017 and 2017 – 2018.

Click here to view/download the Long Term Plan 2015 – 2025 (PDF 5.9 MB)

Last updated on 09 May 2017