Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028?

The Long Term Plan is Council’s activity plan and budget for the next decade.

Every three years we produce a Long Term Plan, setting out the projects, activities, and services that we’ll invest in and develop over the ten-year period. It is about striking the right balance—maintaining current assets and levels of service, investing in the future of our city, and prudently managing rates and debt.

Consultation is now open – have your say!

Public consultation on the Long Term Plan 2018 – 2028 will be open from 23 March to 27 April 2018.

Go to our consultation website to view the Consultation Document, wore information and to give us your feedback.

Our city vision

Our city is one of a kind. In Upper Hutt we are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities. We’re recognised as a great place for families and people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. We have recognised our strengths and want to continue to build on them.

We consulted with the public about our vision and strategic priority areas during the development of our Long Term Plans for 2012 – 2022 and 2015 – 2025. Our vision of Life. Leisure. Live it! is the driving force for our five priority areas—environment, community, city centre, economy, and infrastructure.

These strategic priority areas will continue to guide the development of the plan, maintaining our momentum toward realising our vision.


We’re immersed
in natural beauty,
we love our river,
our stunning
parks, and we feel
alive in our great

We’re Upper Hutt.
We’re a scenic


We celebrate our
heritage, culture,
heroes, and
We’re a caring,
safe and healthy

We’re Upper Hutt.
We’re family.

City Centre

Our city centre is
alive, attractive
and vibrant.

We’re Upper Hutt.
We’re a centre
for opportunity.


We attract new
investment and
offer opportunities
for people and
businesses to

We’re Upper Hutt.
We’re enabling
growth and


Built on stable
foundations, we
have reliable and
efficient networks
supporting growth

We’re Upper Hutt.
We’re connected.

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)

Why do we have a Long Term Plan?

The Local Government Act 2002 requires every council 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.

The 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


Last updated on 23 Mar 2018