Everything we do is aimed at improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. In 2019-20 we had conversations with our residents to understand what you love about Hamilton Kirikiriroa and what would make our city an even better place to be.
With people at the heart of everything we do, we've used this feedback to help create our vision and priorities for the next decade. These priorities reflect what you the community have said about what is important for you, your family and your neighbourhood.
These priorities have then been used to guide our 2021-31 Long-Term Plan. This plan sets out how we will deliver on our priorities for the next decade.
More information is available here: futurehamilton.co.nz/vision
Sometimes referred to as the Older Persons Plan, the Age Friendly Plan has been developed to ensure Hamilton is a desirable place to live for older people. The plan outlines objectives around improving access, safety and inclusion relating to older people.
This strategy focusses on the role of Hamilton City Council in the provision of aquatic facilities to help guide all future investment decisions made by Council in relation to aquatics.
This is the Council's strategic action plan for the delivery of arts-related initiatives and projects to grow the creative economy and enable Hamiltonians to celebrate and enjoy the arts. It will help guide the allocation of the Council's funding and resources and it will provide direction for the arts sector.
This is currently under review.
The Hamilton Cemeteries Plan sets out our 10 year priorities. It describes how we will sustainably develop Hamilton Park Cemetery to meet current and future burial and cremation needs while managing and actively protecting our two heritage cemeteries, to guide operation, development, protection and public use.
This strategy was developed alongside the Central City Transformation Plan and together both plans aim to understand and improve safety within the central city. A key part of this is improving how people feel about visiting central Hamilton and providing an attractive, vibrant city centre.
A Climate Change Strategy and Climate Change and Environment Policy, is currently under development and will ensure climate change is embedded in all decisions made across Hamilton City Council. Further information will be provided as they are developed.
The Climate Change Strategy is brought to life through the Climate Change Action plan.
See "Our City/Climate Change"
Community facilities and the community facilities strategy – The wellbeing of Hamiltonians is reliant on strong communities, with facilities and infrastructure available at a local level. This strategy relates to community houses and centres that are council-owned, leased and privately operated and focuses on council's approach to renewals, maintenance, new facilities, accessibility and support to community groups.
With people at the heart of everything we do, we are active in making our city an even better place to call home. This Strategy has been created to outline to our partners the way Hamilton City Council's Community and Social Development team can work with them to achieve our joint goals of improving the wellbeing of all Hamiltonians.
The Finance Strategy is included within the Long Term Plan and outlines the approach to managing Council's finances and provides guidance for making spending decisions.
See "Our Council/Long-Term Plan"
- Retaining and growing Frankton's unique economy
- More people living in Frankton
- Preserving, enhancing and sharing Frankton's history
- Attracting visitors to Frankton's history and quirky character
- Strengthening Frankton's connections with Hamilton as a city
The Vision of this Plan is to support the creation of a world class garden that enhances Hamilton's reputation, economy and quality of life. The plan defines the strategies, objectives and policies for the development, operation, management and public use of Hamilton Gardens.
The Hamilton West Town Belt Masterplan is a 30-year vision setting the direction for the future of the West Town Belt. The Masterplan outlines a 30-year plan to guide development of the WTB and aims to:
- Create a place for all people to enjoy;
- "Stitch" the WTB back together so open spaces values can be enhanced;
- Ensure the WTB is a fit for purpose open space in the face of future demand and growth in Hamilton; and
- Improve integration of uses and access across the entire WTB.
This masterplan sets the future direction for Hamilton Zoo, its development over the next 30 years and how it will interact with Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.
The Housing Strategy provides a vision and framework for Council to address housing need in Hamilton Kirikiriroa. It tackles a broad range of housing issues and is supported by short, medium and long-term actions to make it happen.
The Housing Strategy sets our vision that every person in Hamilton Kirikiriroa is well-housed, living in sustainable, flourishing and connected communities – it is about making sure all Hamiltonians can live in good quality homes that they can afford.
The 2021-2051 Infrastructure Strategy sets out the key opportunities and challenges for delivering on the priorities identified through "Our Vision for Hamilton – Kirikiriroa" and the infrastructure investments planned to meet them over the next 30 years.
Nature – all living things including people and the ecological processes that sustain all living things – plays an essential role in our community's wellbeing. The Nature in the City Strategy sets a vision, goal and outcome areas for improving nature in Hamilton/Kirikiriroa.
The Play Strategy is a vision for the next 20 years for impacting positively on the physical activity levels of people who live in or visit Hamilton city – it outlines the Council's contribution towards play within the city.
This waste plan sets out goals, objectives and targets to guide us towards waste avoidance, reduction and recovery.
Strategies currently under development
- Climate Change Strategy – scheduled for adoption in July 2022
- Visitor Destination Strategy
- Welcoming Communities Plan
- Heritage Strategy
- Arts & Culture Strategy
- Hamilton East Townbelt Masterplan
Council's Long-Term Plan (LTP) is a 10 year view of the priorities for Council which have been identified for funding. The first 3 years of the plan identifies those priorities and projects that have been "locked in" for delivery/funding and the remaining 7 years are indicative. The LTP is reviewed every 3 years through a process that can take 12 to 18 months to complete including consultation with the community on what they believe are Council's priorities, and engagement with Elected Members.
The Annual Plan process (see below) allows Council to review short term priorities if required, prior to a LTP refresh.
Council's Annual Plan process is completed annually prior to years 2 and 3 of the LTP cycle and offers Council the opportunity to review existing priorities identified in the LTP, and to consider new initiatives for funding.
The Annual Report provides the opportunity for Council to show the community how it has delivered against the LTP/Annual Plan priorities for the year, along with reporting against identified measures and indicators