Buller District Council

Annual Plans

Every three years Council completes a Long Term Plan, and in the intervening two years an Annual Plan is produced.  The 2018-2028 Long Term Plan was adopted by Council on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

The Annual Plan explains what Council is proposing to achieve in the year ahead, how much it will cost and how progress will be monitored.  It provides Council with chance to review progress and variations against Council’s latest Long Term Plan and takes into account any new issues.  It is an opportunity to consider whether the Long Term Plan still reflects the strategic direction Council is intending to take.  Any significant deviations to the Long Term Plan in terms of funding and policy need to be agreed through community consultation.

The community are consulted before the Annual Plan is finalised.  Written submissions are invited from members of the community and an opportunity for submitters to address Council on their submission is provided during a hearing session.

2019/ 2020 Annual Plan

Council has been working on the draft Annual Plan for 2019-2020 which details Council’s plan for the 2019-2020 financial year and the level of services which it plans to provide.  This follows the direction that Council set in its 2018-2028 Long Term Plan with exception to a few changes which are mentioned in the key issues section of the draft Annual Plan, Consultation Document and Submission Form.

The plan and submission form will be available in Council offices and libraries in Westport and Reefton, i-Sites and Resource Centres in Ngakawau, Karamea and Punakaiki and below.  Public feedback is being sought with submissions to be received by Friday 10 May.

Councillors and staff are available during the consultation period to discuss any aspects of the 2019-2020 draft Annual Plan.

Verbal presentations will be made to Councillors on Monday 27 May 2019.  Please indicate on your submission form if you wish to speak.

All submissions, written and verbal, will be considered by Councillors, with the final 2019-2020 Annual Plan to be adopted on 26 June 2019.  Changes relating to the plan will come into effect from 1 July 2019.

Online submission can be made by clicking Here

Consultation Document (2Mb)
Submission Form (88Kb)
Draft 2019-2020 Annual Plan (3Mb)

2017/2018 Annual Plan

2017/2018 Annual Plan (1mb)
2017/2018 Fees & Charges (121kb)

2016 / 2017 Annual Plan

The 2015-2025 Long Term Plan was produced.

2014/2015 Annual Plan

2013/2014 Annual Plan


The 2012-2022 Long Term Plan was produced.

2011/2012 Annual Plan





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