Long Term Plan 2012-2022

Northland’s Long Term Plan 2012-2022 was adopted by the council on 26 June 2012 after consulting with the Northland community in March/April 2012 and hearing from 100 submitters at hearings held in May. 

The Long Term Plan contains a summary of the outcomes of the 19 major proposals that the council put forward for consultation.  The Long Term Plan also contains:

  • The council’s objectives for delivering services to Northland;
  • Budgets for the next ten years, with an emphasis on projects and services to be delivered over the next three years; 
  • The council’s financial strategy for managing rates, debt and its investments;
  • Examples of next year’s rates for a variety of property values across the region;
  • Descriptions of the council’s activities and the projects to be delivered over the next 3-10 years; and
  • Financial policies and forecasting assumptions.

Matters relating to the electronic presentation of the report to readers of the Long Term Plan

This audit report relates to the Long Term Plan for Northland Regional Council for the ten years commencing 1 July 2012 included on the council’s website. Northland Regional Council is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of its website. We have not been engaged to report on the integrity of Northland Regional Council’s website. We accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the Long Term Plan since it was initially presented on the website.

The audit report refers only to the Long Term Plan named above. It does not provide an opinion on any other information which may have been hyperlinked to or from the Long Term Plan. If readers of this report are concerned with the inherent risks arising from electronic data communication they should refer to the published hard copy of the audited Long Term Plan as well as the related audit report dated 26 June 2012 to confirm the information included in the audited Long Term Plan presented on this website.

Legislation in New Zealand governing the preparation and dissemination of financial information may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.

For those with slow Internet access, it has been separated into the following sections:

Section 1 – Overview

Message from the Chairman and Chief Executive
Our councillors
About this plan
About our consultation
Summary of consultation outcomes
Council’s objectives and vision
About our key planning documents
About our region 

Section 2 - Financial overview

Financial Overview
Financial strategy
Independent Auditor’s Report
Financial overview
Rating Funding Impact Statement
Prospective Funding Impact Statement

Section3 - Our activities

Our activities
Resource management
River Management
Economic Development
Hazard Management
Community representation and engagement
Support Services
Council-controlled organisations
Subsidiary organisations

Section 4 - Forecast information

Forecast information
Significant forecasting assumptions
Significant financial forecasting assumptions
Forecast financial statements

Section 5 - Financial policies

Financial policies
Statement of Significant Accounting Policies
Financial contributions
Revenue and Financing Policy
Treasury Management Policy
Rating policies

Section 6 - Non-financial policies

Non-financial policies
Significance Policy
Māori participation in decision-making policy
Policy on the appointment of directors to council organisations
Policy on partnerships with the private sector

Section 7 - User fees and charges

Northland Regional Council Navigation, Water Transport and Maritime Safety Bylaw Charges 2012
Charging Policy


ISSN 1176-6255 (print version)
ISSN 1178-590X (online version)