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Mahere karioi 2021-31

Long-term Plan 2021-31

Welcome to Tauranga City Council’s Long-term Plan 2021-2031

Putting the community at the heart of everything we do

Council adopted the Long-term Plan 2021-2031, the Development Contributions Policy 2021/22 and the User Fees and Charges 2021/22 on Monday, 26 July.

Full 2021-2031 Long-term Plan document (11mb pdf)

Introduction and summary of key decisions

The link below will take you to an outline of the Long-term Plan, including our community outcomes; a summary of the key challenges for Tauranga; and the Long-term Plan decisions – and what they mean for the next 10 years.

Introduction and summary of key decisions (2.4mb pdf)

Groups of Activities

This section provides information on each activity the Council undertakes and outlines its key objectives and drivers, contribution to community outcomes, key projects for the 10-year period and financial and asset management information.

Groups of activities (4.7mb pdf)

Infrastructure Strategy

The Infrastructure Strategy shows how Council plans to manage its assets prudently and sustainably through periods of growth and other pressures. A 30-year strategy provides long-term thinking to guide significant decisions around infrastructure investment.

Infrastructure strategy (6.5mb pdf)

Financial Strategy

This Financial Strategy outlines how we propose to fund and finance the capital investments and services the city needs over the next 10 years.

Financial strategy (2.2mb pdf)

Financial Statements

Click on the link below to access the financial statements that underpin this Long-term Plan, plus the Council’s statement of accounting policies and financial prudence benchmarks.

Financials (4.3mb pdf)


This link will take you to Council’s Revenue and Financing Policy (including the funding needs analysis)’ reviewed as part of the Long-term Plan, as well the Rates Postponement Policy, Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Freehold Land Policy, Rates Remission Policy and Significance and Engagement Policy.

Policies (2.9mb pdf)

Significant forecasting assumptions

Our forecasting assumptions underpin the Long-term Plan. They identify important trends and projections and also assess the risks and potential impacts for the Council and community.

Significant assumptions (1.1mb pdf)

User fees and charges

The reviewed user fees and charges schedule for the 2021/22 year.

User fees and charges (1.6mb pdf)

Audit opinion

As required by the Local Government Act 2002, the Long-term Plan has been audited by the Office of the Auditor General (see the following link). 

Audit opinion (2.6mb pdf)

Rates Resolution

Council approved the rates resolution for the 2020/21 year at a meeting on 26 July 2021. Below is a record of the rates resolution approved by Council.

Rates resolution 2021-22 (166kb pdf)

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