Long-Term Plan (LTP) 2024-2034


The Long-Term Plan sets the direction for Otago Regional Council and identifies key work programmes for the next 10 years. It includes information about what the proposed work will cost, how it would be funded and the impact on rates.

We want to build a stronger future for Otago and in preparing the draft plan, the Council looked at planned work and the outcomes we want to achieve — strong and resilient communities, partnering with mana whenua, protecting our environment, addressing climate change and providing public transport.

There is a significant focus on public transport and large-scale environmental project funding, as well as some changes to how rates are calculated are proposed.

Find out more about what is proposed by reading the Consultation Document. You can also find out what the proposed changes would mean for individual properties' rates by using the rates estimator. 


Feedback is open from 28 March to 28 April 2024.


Have your say

The Consultation Document outlines key information from the Long-Term Plan. 

If you want to email your submissions, please send your submissions to: longtermplan@orc.govt.nz 

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Key information

Give your feedback on the proposed changes to the Long-Term Plan. You may comment on just one, several, or all areas. These are some of the highlighted information areas, but there is more information available in the whole Consultation Document for you to read and comment on if you wish. 



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  • Consultation opens: 28 March 2024
  • Consultation closes: 28 April 11:59pm
  • Hearings held: 20-21 May (you can request to speak at these when giving your feedback)
  • Deliberation (Council decides on final changes): 29-30 May
  • Long-Term Plan adopted: 26 June
  • Long-Term Plan takes effect: 1 July
  • Responses sent to submitters: Early July

Get involved

Drop-in events

Join us in person at a drop-in event, or at an online session, to talk to Councillors in April: 

Tuesday, 9 April | 6.30pm - 7.30pm | Join online session

Wednesday, 10 April | 12–1.30pm | South Dunedin Presbyterian Church Hall, 395 King Edward Street

Wednesday, 10 April | 4–7pm | Mosgiel Coronation Hall, 97 Gordon Road

Thursday, 11 April | 12–2pm and 4–7pm | Early Settlers Hall, 1 Severn Street

Monday, 15 April | 12–2pm and 4–7pm | Cross Recreation Centre, 18 Glasgow Street

Tuesday, 16 April | 12–2pm and 4–7pm | Alexandra Community Hall, Skird Street

Wednesday, 17 April | 4–7pm | Mezzanine Meeting Room, Queenstown Events Centre, Frankton

Thursday, 18 April | 4–7pm | Lake Wānaka Centre, Armstrong Room, 89 Ardmore Street


Friday, 19 April | 11.00am - 12noon | Join online session


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Community online session video recordings

Below is the video recording from the first Long-Term Plan 2024-2034 community online session.

Long-Term Plan community online session 9, April


Consultation Document

The Consultation Document outlines key information from the Long-Term Plan. 

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