Long Term Plan 2024-2034

Whitikau Reserve playground

What do you want your District Council to prioritise for the next 10 years?

Parks and playgrounds, RRCs, the library - lots goes on every day which the council is responsible for. We want to hear from you on what the priorities for the District Council should be for the next 10 years.

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What we do

Ōpōtiki District Council is responsible for enabling local decision-making and promoting the cultural, economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the community.

How we do it

The council carries out lots of different activities every day to enable decision making and promote wellbeing. Every three years, you are able to elect the people who represent you and your district, and they are empowered to make decisions which affect you - that is local democracy in action.

The staff at the council carry out those decisions to promote the four wellbeings: social, cultural, economic and environmental. Whether it be events like the lantern festival, food safety courses for local businesses, or maintaining the wastewater treatment plant - all of that work is geared toward promoting wellbeing in the district.

What does the Long Term Plan have to do with it?

Every three years, the council is required to make sure our 10-year plan, or Long Term Plan, is aligned to enable local decision making and promote wellbeing. We are in that review process now and the feedback you provide will allow your elected members to ensure their decisions are informed by community voice.

How can I have a say?

Formal consultation on the Long Term Plan will begin in June 2024. This will be the opportunity to provide a formal submission on specific issues the council has identified as key to the district and the Long Term Plan. Between now and then, you can use the tools here on the LTP page like the Quick Poll or Early Feedback Forum, or be in touch with an email to katherineh@odc.govt.nz (subject Long Term Plan 2024-34 Pre-engagement).

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Quick Poll

Our vision is Strong Community, Strong Future: what do you think is the most important priority in the picture display?