Ten Year Plan (LTP)

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What is a Ten Year Plan?

Every three years the Council must adopt a Ten Year Plan and in the years between Council adopts Annual Plans. This is the blueprint for investment in the district's infrastructure and services over the next ten years.

The plan affects every single person in our district and is prepared in consultation with our residents and ratepayers, outlining a proposed work plan and how we propose to fund it. Consultation is undertaken in line with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2002 and wider engagement on key topics aim to ensure everyone gets to know what's being considered, what the options are, and how they can have their say. 

Timeline / Process

  • Early March: Supporting documents and consultation document presented to Councillors for adoption. Once adopted the public consultation process begins shortly after. 

  • Early April: The period for public submissions closes. 

  • Late May: Hearing of submissions, usually in both Wānaka and Queenstown. This will be followed by an opportunity for Councillors to deliberate these submissions and provide guidance to Council officers. 

  • Late June: Final plan presented to Councillors for adoption, taking effect from 1 July. 


Ten Year Plans

Submissions on the draft Ten Year Plan 2021-2031 are now open

A consultation document and supporting information is currently available at the following places:

The consultation document will also be distributed as an insert in ‘The Mountain Scene’ and ‘Wānaka Sun’ on 1 April 2021 and posted to non-resident ratepayers.

We value your input on the challenges we’re facing as a district. Here’s how you can make a submission:

  • Click here to complete the online submission form here

  • Email your submission to letstalk@qldc.govt.nz with the subject line ‘Ten Year Plan submission’

  • Post your submission to Ten Year Plan Submission, Queenstown Lakes District Council, freepost 191078, Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348

  • Drop your written submission into a Council office or library in the Queenstown Lakes District

Submissions close at 5.00pm on Monday 19 April 2021.

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