Our Long Term Plan

What is a Long Term Plan?

The Long Term Plan is Council’s activity plan and budget for the next decade. It incorporates the Annual Plan for the first of the 10 years.

Every three years we produce a Long Term Plan, setting out the projects, activities, and services that we’ll invest in and develop over the ten-year period. It is about striking the right balance; maintaining current assets and levels of service, investing in the future of our city, and prudently managing rates and debt. The plan is guided by the city vision and outlines Council’s commitment to this vision–through investment, ongoing activity, and projects.

It also provides a platform for community engagement and ensures that the decisions and activities included continue to create a community that the people want, now and in the future. Council’s activity areas are monitored by performance measures and targets. These are reported on via quarterly reports, which make up the Annual Report.

Every council is required to produce a long term plan under the Local Government Act 2002.

Our Long Term Plan(PDF, 7MB) 2018–2028 outlines our practical approach to achieving the community's aspirations for Upper Hutt.

Council adopted the Long Term Plan 2018–2028 (LTP) on 27 June 2018.

You can view or download the following sections of the LTP at the links below:

  1. Welcome and Executive summary(PDF, 2MB)

  2. Council activities(PDF, 2MB)

  3. Performance framework(PDF, 288KB)

  4. Infrastructure strategy(PDF, 644KB)

  5. Financial strategy, policies, and assumptions(PDF, 744KB)

  6. Financial statements(PDF, 1MB)

  7. Other policies and assumptions(PDF, 467KB)

  8. Additional information(PDF, 633KB)

Our strategic priority areas

Our city is one of a kind. In Upper Hutt we are surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and a wide range of leisure and recreational opportunities. We’re recognised as a great place for families and people who enjoy the best of the outdoors. We have recognised our strengths and want to continue to build on them.

We consulted with the public about our vision and strategic priority areas during the development of our Long Term Plans for 2012–2022 and 2015–2025. Our vision of Life. Leisure. Live it! is the driving force for our five priority areas–Environment, Community, City Centre, Economy, and Infrastructure.

These strategic priority areas will continue to guide the development of the Long Term Plan, maintaining our momentum toward realising our vision.