10-Year Plan 2015-2025


The 10-Year Plan sets out our priorities, plans and budget for Hamilton over the next decade, with a specific focus on the next three years.

This plan is very different to the one we produced three years ago. Not only are our finances in better shape, so is the economic climate in which we are operating. Back then, our focus was on sorting out the finances. Today, we are grappling with a different issue altogether – how best to deal with the city's growth.

The challenges and opportunities of a fast growing city are at the heart of our 10-Year Plan. Our budget will ensure that we live within our means while at the same time planning for the city's future.

10-Year Plan Documents

The 10-Year Plan has been spilt into two documents. Volume 1 sets out our priorities, plans and budget for Hamilton, with a specific focus on the next three years. Volume 2 is the Council's 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy, which looks at the infrastructure issues the city will face and what we will do to address the issues.


On 4 and 5 June 2015, the Council made final decisions on the 10-Year Plan. All submissions were considered by the Council. Below is the summary of the decisions.


Consultation on the 10-Year Plan was open from 13 April to 15 May 2015 and 726 submissions were received. The Council received feedback in a variety of ways, including online and paper submissions, social media feedback (Facebook and Twitter) and through public, targeted and Maaori engagement sessions, which provided opportunities to meet face-to-face with the Mayor, councillors, and staff and replaced the traditional hearings format.

To access the submissions and records from the engagement sessions, please click on the links below. 

 Other Documents 




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