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Tauranga City Council Long Term Plan adopted
29 June 2018
Tauranga City Council Long Term Plan adopted
Tauranga’s mayor and councillors today adopted the Long Term Plan (LTP) 2018-2028.
 
The LTP is Tauranga City Council’s activity plan and budget for the next decade.
 
It looks at projects, priorities and initiatives and how they will be funded up to 10 years ahead, and in detail for the first three years.
 
Mayor Greg Brownless thanked Tauranga residents and ratepayers for taking the time to express their views during the LTP consultation, which ran from 16 March to 16 April this year.
 
“Our consultation provided our community a chance to help set the future direction of our city, by sharing their thoughts with us,” Mr Brownless said.
 
“In deliberating on the draft LTP, we carefully considered all the feedback, submissions and discussions we had with our community in the months leading up to this point. 
 
“I would like to thank everyone once again for their feedback – our community’s participation is an essential part of the Long Term Plan process.”
 
As part of the LTP, Council agreed to an increased rates requirement of 5.8 percent after allowing for growth.  This results in an average residential rates increase of 3.8 percent and 4.6 percent including glass collection.  The average commercial rates increase is 10.1 percent.
 
The other key decisions are located on the Tauranga City Council Website here.  The full LTP will be available on the website here soon.