We kicked off this process with our Council in 2016 and there’s been a lot of kōrero with people and businesses who live and operate in the city. This plan is one of the most important for our community and a lot of work goes into making sure we keep everyone informed and enable people to share their views.
Unlike previous long-term plans that had a horizon of 10 years, this Long-term Plan is the first where we have taken a 20 year view in planning for our city’s future.
This was done to better align with our Infrastructure Strategy and ensure that growth is paid for by the developers where appropriate, rather than residents.
|October 2017||Formal consultation on the Revenue and Financing Policy, Rating Policy and Significance and Engagement Policy.|
|December 2017||Policies adopted.|
|December 2017||The Council reconfirmed their support for the city’s four strategic priorities.|
|March 2018||Consultation document released to the community outlining key proposals for feedback.|
|April 2018||Consultation closes after 17 successful engagement events.|
|May 2018||The Council listens to feedback from submitters at the formal hearings.|
|June 2018||The Council discuss the feedback received from formal submissions, the community panel, and at engagement events.|
|Late June 2018||Council adopts the Long-term Plan 2018-38.|
|Late July 2018||Long-term Plan 2018-38 is made available to the public.|
Our Long-term Plan can be found on the link below. Included in this document are the Financial and Infrastructure strategies, the Revenue and Financing Policy, and the Significance and Engagement Policy. All files are in pdf format and optimised for fast downloading. If you require a high quality printed copy, please contact us.
The funding impact statement details the different types of rating mechanisms used across the city to collect rates. The key changes to this statement have been to equalise the Shopping Plaza Differential with the Business Differential, stop the City Centre Development Rate charged on 56 properties in the city centre and instead introduce a City Development Rate, and lower the Business Differential over six years from 3.5 to 3.1. It was also decided to consult on retaining the Hongoeka Community Differential at 0.7 as part of the Long-term Plan proper.
We also updated the Rates Remission and Postponement Policy that details the different circumstances that rates can be considered for remission or postponement. The two main changes to this Policy was the addition of a rates remission to incentivise residential development in the city centre, along with some changes to the business and economic development remission to clarify the types of rates that can be remitted.
Development Contributions Policy
Over the next 20 years, many parts of our city are expected to grow significantly and we want to make sure that everyone pays their fair share toward infrastructure and other costs that arise as our city grows.
The key changes to the 2018 Development Contributions are:
See our Development Contributions page for full details.
Asset management plan summaries
Porirua’s Mayor and Councillors weighed multiple views from the community to set the direction and budget for the city over the next 20 years.8 Jun 2018
People who made submissions on the LTP will have another opportunity to have their say at hearings in the Council Chamber next week.11 May 2018
Porirua City’s Long-term Plan consultation document will be released tomorrow22 Mar 2018