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Statutory planning documents

Statutory planning documents

Updated 13 August 2021 12:13pm

In accordance with the Local Government Act 2002, Greater Wellington Regional Council is required to prepare the following:

Long Term Plan

The Council must prepare and adopt a long term plan every three years. Greater Wellington Regional Council adopted its current Long Term Plan in June 2018, following a special consultative procedure. The plan details the work programmes that will be undertaken between 2017 and 2028 to meet the needs of the region and includes forecast annual budgets for the ten year period. It also details several Council policies that relate to significance, financial management, and rates remission and postponement.

Our Long Term Plan must be reviewed every three years. The Long Term Plan may be amended at any other time, although only after following the special consultative procedure. The Council would only amend the plan if it contemplated a significant change to the work programme, or the purchase or disposal of a significant asset.

The figures and work programme for each year are updated through the Council’s Annual Plan for that year.

Greater Wellington Regional Council must adopt its next Long Term Plan by 2021, for the 2021-2031 period.

Annual Plan

Each year Greater Wellington Regional Council prepares and adopts an Annual Plan. The Annual Plan sets out the budget and work programme for the year. It also outlines the key projects for the financial year. The annual plan is adopted each year following a formal submission process, which usually takes place between April and June.

The Annual Plan for 2018/2019 is included in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028. 

Significance and Engagement Policy

The Significance and Engagement Policy lets you know how Greater Wellington Regional Council engages with you in its decision-making processes. It sets out Greater Wellington Regional Council’s general approach to identifying the significance of decisions and our approach to engaging with the community. This policy is also a guide for elected members and council staff as to the level and form of engagement that may be required from the start of a decision making process. The Significance and Engagement policy was amended by Council on 31 October 2017.