2021-31 Long-Term Plan


What's it all about​

We're working on a long-term vision for our city that sets our priorities and carries the thoughts, aspirations and dreams of our community into action. ​

We have been working alongside our community to understand what people in our city want the future of Hamilton Kirikiriroa to look like.  We've used this feedback to develop five priorities for us to ensure Hamilton becomes one of the very best places in the world to live. These priorities will shape future decisions, including the upcoming Long-Term Plan, which sets the budget and projects for the next 10 years.

How we got here

The priorities are based on a huge amount of engagement with our community, so they reflect what's important to Hamiltonians, and their families and neighbourhoods. In 2019, at our Your Neighbourhood events and on social media, we started asking our community what they think makes Hamilton a great place to live and why they are proud of our city. Then earlier this year, we wanted to find out what wellbeing means to Hamiltonians, and their ideas for how we can make an even better city. We've captured the themes of each engagement campaign in two snappy videos.

Our vision for Hamilton

The themes and ideas shared by our community have fed into 'Our vision for Hamilton'. Within each of the five priorities featured in 'Our vision for Hamilton' are five key areas of work for Council to focus on. We're excited to share the draft 'Our vision for Hamilton' document with you and believe it is a true reflection of what matters most to our people and their communities. 

Check it out here

2021-31 draft Long-Term Plan

On 9 and 10 December 2020, Elected Members decided which projects to include in the 2021-31 draft Long-Term Plan, and what the proposed rates increases and other measures in our Financial Strategy would be. 

Click here to read the agenda​​, which includes the initial budget put forward by staff as well as the complete list of projects (funded and unfunded) that were considered for the draft Long-Term Plan. 

Click here to read the minutes to find out which projects or services were added to or removed from the initial budget, and what that means for rates, debt and when we would balance the books. ​

Share your voice, shape your city

Your chance to have your say on​ the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan will be from 5 March 2021 to 7 April 2021, with verbal submissions to be heard on 13 and 14​ April 2021. 

​Click here to make sure you're kept up to date with the Long-Term Plan process and get alerts for when formal consultation opens.

We look forward to working with you, to shape the future of our city, together.​​

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