The Local Government Act requires councils to produce a Long Term Plan every three years; the last was in 2018 so it’s that time again.

You can download the 102 page fancy document (pdf) on the council website here

There is sure to be the blasé attitude by most Ratepayers: “so much is predetermined by the bureaucrats and they don’t listen to us, so why bother?” The first two statements are true, but the important thing is that the bureaucrats cant say “no-one opposed our ideas” and it also helps to achieve constructive discussion about Ratepayers’ actual wants. There is another council election in October next year.

We’re finishing our own submission and will post it on here in a day or two.