What's in the long term plan?
- Services and projects that we are planning over the next 10 years;
- A summary of how they will be funded and the financial impacts;
- The vision for the District; and
- The community outcomes we promote - social, cultural, economic and environmental.
Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Volume 1 LTP (pdf, 5.5 MB)
Long Term Plan 2018-2028 Volume 2 (pdf, 19 MB)
Community outcomes - the goals we work towards
- Our unique natural environment is healthy and protected.
- Our urban and rural environments are people-friendly, well-planned and sustainably managed.
- Our infrastructure is efficient, cost effective and meets current and future needs.
- Our communities are healthy, safe, inclusive and resilient.
- Our communities have opportunities to celebrate and explore their heritage, identity and creativity.
- Our communities have access to a range of social, educational and recreational facilities and activities.
- Our Council provides leadership and fosters partnerships, a regional perspective and community engagement.
- Our region is supported by an innovative and sustainable economy.
Our community outcomes are shared with the Nelson City Council.
Community outcome descriptors - learn more about each of the eight outcomes
OUTCOME 1: OUR UNIQUE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT IS HEALTHY, PROTECTED AND SUSTAINABLY MANAGED
- Tasman is a place where everyone can enjoy the natural environment, while it is protected for the future.
- We recognise the importance of a healthy environment for tourism and productive land uses, and the need to mitigate the impacts of human activities on the environment.
- We sustainably manage air quality, waste, freshwater and coastal waters.
- We treasure, protect and restore the special places, landscapes, water bodies, native species and natural ecosystems of Tasman.
- Natural biodiversity is widely understood and valued.
- The value of introduced species is recognised and pests are controlled.
- Open spaces are linked and productive land is protected.
- We undertake an extensive monitoring programme of the environment, including air, water and soil health.
- We also provide and monitor resource consents and, if necessary, prosecute any breaches.
- The intergenerational kaitiakitanga (guardianship) roles of tangata whenua iwi is recognised; the community understands the concept and are involved in caring for ngā taonga tuku iho (treasure of the ancestors).
OUTCOME 2: OUR URBAN AND RURAL ENVIRONMENTS ARE PEOPLE-FRIENDLY, WELL PLANNED, ACCESSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLY MANAGED
- Our current and future urban and rural living environments provide the important features that we need to enjoy Tasman.
- Urban and rural areas are designed to be people-friendly, particularly for children, families and our increasing, ageing population.
- We think and plan regionally and act locally within that context.
- We work together with Nelson City Council to provide adequate land for housing and businesses across Richmond and Nelson and to ensure that our infrastructure is delivered efficiently and effectively.
- Our built environments are well planned and based on sound urban design principles.
- Urban areas are attractive, safe, accessible and have parks and reserves available for residents to use.
- Tasman has affordable roading services that meet the needs of our communities.
There is a range of community housing and community facilities, with more intensification in towns/settlements and clear urban/rural boundaries.
OUTCOME 3: OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS EFFICIENT, COST EFFECTIVE AND MEETS CURRENT AND FUTURE NEEDS
- We have good quality, sustainable, integrated, affordable, safe, secure, efficient and effective transportation networks (including roads, cycleways and footpaths), water, wastewater, stormwater and solid waste services.
- We provide infrastructure services that meet the needs of our changing population and growth is well managed.
- We prudently manage our existing assets and environment.
- Waste and pollution is minimised, so we have clean water, clean seas, clean air, healthy flora, fauna and soils, and public health needs are met.
- Our public transport services are well-utilised and our developing cycleway network is popular with residents and visitors alike.
OUTCOME 4: OUR COMMUNITIES ARE HEALTHY, SAFE, INCLUSIVE AND RESILIENT
- We support the opportunities for Tasman residents to enjoy a good quality of life.
- We are a supportive and diverse community.
- Everyone is included and involved, can participate in decision-making and is able to enjoy a good quality of life, wherever they come from and whatever their age, abilities or income.
- We are a resilient community with a Civil Defence service that assists residents and businesses to cope with disasters or emergencies.
- Our communities health and well-being are safeguarded by ensuring standards of construction, food safety and registered premises operation are met, and that alcohol sale and consumption, risk from fire and nuisances do not adversely affect quality of life.
OUTCOME 5: OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO CELEBRATE AND EXPLORE THEIR HERITAGE, IDENTITY AND CREATIVITY
- We have a strong sense of community and are proud of our region, our communities and our diverse heritage.
- Important heritage items, sites and stories of the District are protected for future generations.
- Residents and visitors have opportunities to celebrate Tasman’s heritage and support cultural diversity.
- We celebrate and acknowledge our heritage and our history and how that contributes to our distinctive identity.
- We tell our whakapapa (history) in an honest way and acknowledge the lessons that history has taught us.
- Māori culture and tikanga (traditions) are acknowledged as taonga (treasures) that represent our regional uniqueness.
- We value and support those things that make Tasman special and unique – our Māori history, our people, art and crafts, the outdoors, local food and beverages and the relaxed atmosphere.
- The two marae in Tasman are an important part of our District’s cultural services and these are essential to our community identity.
OUTCOME 6: OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE ACCESS TO A RANGE OF SOCIAL, CULTURAL, EDUCATIONAL AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES
- We have a good range of sports and recreation facilities for all ages, including youth and older residents.
- There is a wide range of recreation, educational and leisure opportunities for everyone to take part in.
- Access to the coastal waters of Tasman and safe boating practice is supported.
- We support and encourage all culturally diverse groups to demonstrate their unique recreational activities to the wider community.
- There are many festivals and events held throughout the year in the Tasman region.
OUTCOME 7: OUR COUNCIL PROVIDES LEADERSHIP AND FOSTERS PARTNERSHIPS, A REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
- We continue to develop effective working relationships with our Treaty Partners.
- We foster Māori participation in Council decision-making (see Statement in Volume II of the LTP 2018-2028).
- We work together effectively as a region, think of the generations that will follow and listen to the full range of views.
- Everyone has the opportunity to participate in the community’s major decisions and information is easy to obtain.
- Leaders consult with and understand their communities and work for the good of all, including the wider region.
- Our leaders take responsibility for their decisions and act to improve the big issues facing our community.
- We continue to collaborate with community organisations and build effective Council-community partnerships.
- We support and mentor our youth to become the leaders of the future.
OUTCOME 8: OUR REGION IS SUPPORTED BY AN INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY
- We all participate in the regional economy and it meets people’s needs.
- We are a business-friendly region, and economic activity is sensitive to the environment, heritage and people of Tasman.
- We are skilled and adaptable and we see the benefits of a wide range of high-value industries and businesses.
- Small, locally-owned businesses are an essential part of the community.
- We encourage appropriate new investment into our community.
- Our youth can live, learn and work in Tasman.
- We recognise, support and celebrate innovation and achievement.
We create a plan for each of the key activity areas where we provide services to the public.
Get an overview of demographics, development options and the projects that Council has included in the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 for our townships and communities.
A map based guide to all projects included in our long term plan.
This is an archive of our previous 10 year plans.