The Council's planning processes start with an understanding of the Community Outcomes. The Community Outcomes are a collection of aspirations relating to life in our City and were developed through community consultation. The Council’s vision, strategies, plans and policies are all designed to contribute to the fulfilment of those aspirations.
The Council creates strategies that set out its intentions for different areas of its business and development of the city. These are given effect through regulation (e.g. district plans and bylaws) and more detailed plans for the Council’s service delivery. Policies help to shape the way these services are provided or guide the way the Council will respond to certain events.
The Council’s ten year business plan is detailed in the Long Term Plan (LTP). The LTP brings together all the Council’s planning and legislative activity to specify the services to be provided and how they will be funded.
The links in the navigation to this section will take you to the various documents detailing the Council's plans, strategies, policies, bylaws and reports.
The planning cycle