Long Term Plan 2015 - 2025

The full council adopted the Long Term Plan (LTP) on June 24 2015.

This plan details council projects, sets out performance targets, and provides financial estimates covering the 10-year period 2015-2025.

The LTP consultation process included a set of hearings held in May at which public submissions were heard.

A total of 180 submissions were received, with 80 submitters speaking to their submissions at hearings throughout Otago (Balclutha, Alexandra, Dunedin, and Oamaru).    

The council hearing panel made recommendations to ORC's corporate and finance committee meeting on June 3.


We have amended our Revenue and Financing Policy to introduce two new rates: a water quality targeted rate and a dairy monitoring targeted rate.

We have made some changes to how we pay for compliance monitoring and compliance audits. These amendments are discussed in more detail later in this document.

There are no other new significant items proposed for the 10-year period in the draft Long Term Plan - the key issues we are working on all involve the implementation of existing policies and strategies.

Options were presented when those policies, strategies, and levels of service were being developed and consulted on with our community. There are no proposed changes to our levels of service.

View the Long Term Plan 2015-2025 (5 MB)

View the Long Term Plan consultation document (2 MB)

View the Summary of submissions and decisions made on the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan (732 KB)

View the submissions received for the Long Term Plan 2015 - 2025


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