Strategic framework

The strategic framework is the strategic basis for the Long Term Plan.

The Council approved a new 2020 strategic framework [PDF, 1.9 MB] on 19 December 2019 and this is currently part of the consultation document on the annual plan. 

The earlier 2018 strategic framework [PDF, 46 KB] was the strategic basis for the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan.

The framework consists of four tiers including:

  • Council vision
  • Community outcomes
  • Strategic priorities
  • Targeted strategies and plans.

The four tiers work together to tell a coherent story about what the Council will prioritise and what it will deliver over the next three years and beyond.

Guiding principles 

The Council’s guiding principles are reflected in the strategic framework [PDF, 46 KB]. These principles guide the development of the Annual Plan and Long Term Plan.

Actions identified for the Council to implement will be undertaken in a way that reflects these principles.

The relationship with Papatipu Rūnanga is also highlighted in the strategic framework. This relationship reflects mutual understanding and respect, with a primary goal of improving the social, cultural, environment and social wellbeing for all.

Community outcomes

The community outcomes describe the kind of city we would like to see, and what the Council aims to achieve in meeting the current and future needs of the community.

Everything the Council does in its day-to-day work is focused on promoting the achievement of our community outcomes.

The Council cannot achieve these outcomes alone – it will require collaboration with other agencies and the community.

Strategic priorities

The strategic priorities are the areas of the Council’s operational activities where elected members want to see a change in approach or increase in focus over the next three years and beyond.

The Council remains committed to providing outstanding core services and these remain clearly articulated in the community outcomes.

Learn more about the Council’s Annual Plans and Long Term Plans