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Background to our Three-Year Plan

Where is the 2024-34 Long Term Plan?

Due to the disruption caused by Cyclone Gabrielle, the government changed the legal requirement for NCC to produce a 10-year Long Term Plan. We are instead producing an unaudited, three-year plan for 2024-2027, with a focus on recovery. This change acknowledges the effects Cyclone Gabrielle has had on our ability to deliver previously planned projects. Our Three-Year Plan will still provide information on budgets and plans beyond 30 June 2027 to give our community visibility of projects planned over the longer term.

What do you think about our plans and priorities?

Last year, we outlined our priorities and the external factors that are affecting our plans over the next three years. We spent some time asking our community what they thought of our strategic priorities and thinking for the Three-Year Plan. Here is what we heard:

  • Council needs to be financially sustainable and spend money carefully.
  • Napier needs to be able to withstand unexpected knocks and shocks.
  • Core activities, such as waste management and clean and safe water provision are important.

This consultation outlines the key aspects of our Three-Year Plan that we want your thoughts on. It details the internal and external factors affecting our budgets and activities and describes what we need to focus on over the next three years. Tell us what you think!

Looking for funding?

Our budget for this Three-Year Plan is tight. We like to be able to support great ideas and projects for our city.

If you are seeking funding support, we encourage you to visit Napier City Council's Grants page where you can find out how to apply for a grant or contact our team at who will provide advice on what funding could be available to you or your group. Funding applications close on 1 May 2024.

About the dollars

Rates impacts shown in the consultation topics relate to all years of our Three-Year Plan. Big projects will stretch across multiple years and have ongoing impacts as they progress. A table showing the full rates impact over the next three years is in the Finance and Infrastructure section of the website.

How to have your say

We've provided a number of ways for people to have their say on Napier's Three-Year Plan. 

  • If you need assistance or would like a copy of the full document, pop in and see the friendly team at our Customer Service Centre, Napier Library or Taradale Library.
  • Come and see us at one of our drop-in sessions on Sunday 7 April, Saturday 13 April and Saturday 20 April.
  • Complete the online submission form here.

NDiS logoNapier's Three-Year Plan consultation document is also available in various alternative formats, including easy-to-read, audio, and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). You can access these files here.

A pdf version of the consultation information is available here. Please make your submission online here.

Do you want to hear from us more often and have your say on other Napier projects?

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