Long-term Plan

Horizons produces a new operational plan, known as a Long-term Plan (LTP), every three years. The LTP sets out the Council's strategy, programmes and budgets in detail for the coming three years, and in broad outline for a further seven years (10 years in total).

Long-term Plan 2024-34 Mahere Roa | 2024-34 Long-term Plan

The consultation period for the 2024-34 LTP commenced on Friday 22 March, and will continue through to Monday 22 April. Throughout that period, the 2024-34 Horizons Long-term Plan Consultation Document will be made available for public feedback and review.

During the consultation period, we encourage you as our community to have your say on the areas of business we have asked for feedback on, along with any other areas of business you wish to comment on.

If you would like to be sent a copy of our consultation document via email once it becomes available, please contact us at haveyoursay@horizons.govt.nz.
Current 2024-34 Long-term Plan timeline
22 March: Consultation period begins
22 April: Consultation period ends
29 April – 4 May: Council hearings on submissions, followed by deliberations
24 June 2024: Council adopts the Long-term Plan 2024-34

Current 2021-31 Long-term Plan

Council adopted the 2021-31 Long-term Plan in June of 2021.

Each financial year Council reviews the details of the LTP and adjusts them where needed. This is done via the Annual Plan process and can involve public consultation if the proposed adjustments are significant. The Annual Plan details what Council agreed to for the relevant year in the LTP and outlines any changes.

Horizons Regional Councillors adopted their 2022-23 Annual Plan on 24 May 2022. Council chose not to consult on the Plan as there is no significant deviation from the activities outlined in Year 2 of the 2021-31 LTP.

Long-term Plan 2021-31 (11MB PDF)


2021-31 LTP Consultation Document (6MB PDF)


Annual Plan 2022-23 (11MB PDF)