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The Long-term Plan (LTP) sets out our vision, key projects, initiatives and budgets for the next 10 years. It sets out a detailed plan for the first three years, and an outline for the remaining seven years.

With input from our community, we develop a new LTP every three years. The LTP affects you and your whānau, so it’s important you have your say on what's proposed.

Our Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation Document and supporting information pack is now open for feedback. 

The big questions

We're seeking feedback on four key issue facing the Stratford district. These are:

  • Water Conservation (water metering)
  • Waste Minimisation (food and green waste collection)
  • Economic Development (targeted rate for commercial properties)
  • Residential Subdivision

Please read the consultation document, and provide feedback by completing the submission form.

Submissions opened on 24 March and close on 2 May.

Want to talk about what's in the plan?
Come along to one of our public sessions where you can chat with Councillors and SDC staff to find out more and ask any questions.

Public Meetings

  • Tuesday 13 April  3.00pm Whangamomona Hall
  • Thursday 22 April 7.00pm War Memorial Centre
  • Tuesday 27 April 7.00pm Whakaahurangi Marae

Long Term Plan 2021 - 2031

Read our Consultation Document below:

Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation Document 

upporting Information Pack:

Financial Strategy

Funding Impact Statement

Financial Statements

Infrastructure Strategy

Draft Policies

Fees and Charges

Profile and Significant Forecasting Assumptions

Prospective Accounting Policies

Roading Activity Management Plan

Solid Waste Asset Management Plan

Stormwater Asset Management Plan 

Wastewater Asset Management Plan

Water Supply Asset Management Plan

Parks, Reserves and Cemeteries Asset Management Plan

Property Asset Management Plan


Properties for Economic Development Targeted Rate 

Properties for Community Centres Targeted Rate

Properties for Water Supply

Properties for Solid Waste Collection

Properties for Wastewater connection


Have your say


Making a submission is easy!

The easiest way to let us know what you think is to complete our online submission form.

Complete the submission form online.

You can also provide comments by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In writing
Fill in the submission form at the back of the Consultation Document.

Post your completed submission form to the Council, or drop it to one of our offices.

Forms are available from the Library and i-SITE, Council’s Service Centre on Miranda Street and downloadable here.

In person
You can present your thoughts to Council by speaking to your submission in person.

If you’d like to do this, put in a submission outlining the key points you’ll refer to. On your submission form, make sure you select the option to speak to your submission.


Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028

The 2018 - 2028 Long Term Plan was adopted by Council on 12 June 2018 and 
came in to effect 1 July 2018.
Long Term Plan 2018 - 2028

Previous Long Term Plan

Long Term Plan 2015 - 2025

2012 - 2022 Long Term Plan