The Wairoa District Council is located on Queen Street, Wairoa, next to Coronation Square
Monday - Friday: 9am to 4:30pm
(Except public holidays and unless otherwise notified.)
Kia ora and welcome to the Wairoa District Council 2012-2022 Ten-Year Plan.
Council reviews its plan (referred to as the ‘Long-term Plan') every three years. This process provides the public with a great opportunity to help Council set programmes and priorities for the future. Operating in an uncertain economic outlook is an ongoing challenge for Council and is something that has been an important consideration when carrying out the creation of this document.
A key issue for Council moving forward is the proposed Local Government reforms, which are set to change the face of how the district's services, resources and operations are managed. Without doubt, there will be changes, although at present Council is unsure as to what these changes will be. Legislative proposals are expected from central government later this year. We encourage the community to keep up to date and be involved wherever possible. On our part, we aim to keep you as well informed as possible of any changes. Details of the proposal are listed within this document under ‘Significant Issues'.
Council appreciates your input on the many issues contained within this plan, including the proposed sharing of services with other councils, upgrades to the community centre and skatepark, and covering the increased costs of insurance.
There were 81 submissions received and Council has made a number of decisions on the ‘Significant Issues' contained in the plan.
Ideas are welcomed on any other topic that anyone wishes to present for Council consideration.
This plan features an overarching aim to be sustainable and balanced both for the ratepayers of today and those of the future.
Rate rises are a reality, although the impact on individual properties varies greatly depending on where they are within the district. Council has aimed to soften the rises as much as possible by spreading the increase over two years. Full details can be viewed in the Financial Strategy section of the plan.
This plan is presented after the statutory deadline because we considered it prudent to ensure that the Plan was robust rather than to complete in haste to meet the statutory deadline and risk the integrity of the financial information.
Thank you for taking the time to read this plan.
|Les Probert||Peter Freeman|
|WAIROA||WAIROA DISTRICT COUNCIL|
The following documents are available for download. You will need to install the Adobe Reader program on your computer in order to read them. If you do not already have the Adobe Reader installed you can download it free from the Adobe website.
|Introduction & Plan Structure|
|PART ONE||Our Community, Our Environment, Our Economy|
|Maori Involvement in Decision-Making|
|PART TWO||Activity Group One - Water Services|
Water and Sanitary Services Assessments Variations
|Activity Group Two - Waste Management|
|Activity Group Three - Transport|
|Activity Group Four - Community Facilities|
Parks & Reserves
|Activity Group Five - Planning and Regulatory|
|- Dog Control|
|- Livestock Control|
|- General Bylaw Enforcement|
|Activity Group Six - Leadership and Governance|
|Activity Group Seven - Corporate Functions|
|Corporate & Funds Management|
|PART THREE||Significant Forecasting Assumptions and Risks|
|Financial Forecast Statements|
|Prospective Statement of Comprehensive Income|
|Prospective Statement of Changes in Equity|
|Prospective Balance Sheet|
|Prospective Cash Flow Statement|
|Prospective Capital & Project Expenditure|
|Statement of Accounting Policies|
|PART FOUR||Funding and Financial Policies|
|General Finance Policies|
|Revenue and Financing Policy|
|Policy on 'Significance'|
Policy on Development/Financial Contributions
|Remissions and Postponement Policies|
|Policy on Rates Remissions|
|Funding Impact Statement|
|Treasury Management Policy|
|Liability Management Policy|
|Policy for Funding Depreciation|
|PART FIVE||Schedule of Related Documents|
|Register of Fees & Charges|