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Facing our Future - Consultation Document for the Long Term Plan 2018-28

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Facing Our Future 2018-28 is the Regional Council's consultation document for Hawke's Bay, covering our plans for the next ten years. We need your feedback on our proposals before Council can make final decisions. We'll be holding public meetings in April, public hearings in May and making final decisions in June, before the new financial year begins on 1 July 2018.

Facing Our Future 2018-28 describes a number of initiatives and key proposals. These pages contain the Draft Policies and Supporting Information behind our plan and how to make a submission.

We produce a new Ten Year Plan (also called a Long Term Plan) every three years. This plan includes our Annual Plan for the first of the three years.  More information about our Annual Plans.

Where we are in this process


We are currently at Step 4 - consultation open.

Step 5 - Our consultation closes 23 April 2018.

How to make a submission

Please make an online submission if you can. This is the most cost-effective way for us to process submissions.


A downloadable submission form is also below (if needed).
Or call into our Napier or Wairoa office, or your local library for a paper copy of the submission form.

Downloadable Submission Form PDF

Check your proposed rates for the 2018-19 year

Compare the 2017-18 Regional Council rates for your property with the proposed breakdown by rate for the 2018-19 year.


HBRC CEO James Palmer sets the scene and context for the Regional Council’s ambitious and appropriate ten year plan, called Facing our Future 2018-28.

Here are the Long Term Plan Consultation Documents

Facing our Future 2018-28 (24 pages)

Facing our Future 2018-28 Summary of Proposals (4 pages)

Supporting Documents

Draft Funding and Financial Policies  
Draft Funding and Financial Policies for consultation  
Community outcomes    
HBRC's Community Outcomes
Groups of Activities (including levels of services and cost of service statements)    
Groups of Activities
Council Controlled organisations    
Statement on Council Controlled Organisations
Development of Māori capacity to contribute to decision-making processes    
Statement on Development of Maori Capacity to contribute to HBRC's decision-making processes
HBRC Asset Management Policy, 30 Year (2018-48) Infrastructure Strategy and Asset Management Plans  
Asset Management Policy

2018-2028 Infrastructure Strategy

Upper Tukituki Flood Control Scheme Asset Management Plan
Heretaunga Plains Flood Control Scheme Asset Management Plan
Financial Strategy
Financial Strategy  
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies    
Significant Forecasting Assumptions
Significant Forecasting Assumptions    
Financial statements
Financial statements    
Funding impact statement
Funding impact statement    

Information Memorandum Local Government Funding Agency
Information Memorandum Local Government Funding Agency

Schedule of Fees and Charges
Schedule of Fees and Charges    
Significance and Engagement Policy
Significance and Engagement Policy    



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