Shape Your Region | Annual Plan 2016/17

This consultation closed 4pm 18 April 2016. The Annual Plan 2016/17 was adopted by Council 29 June 2016.


We need your comments on the changes we are proposing to the 10 Year Plan for 2016/17.

GWRC is committed to delivering our 10 Year Plan 2015-25, and the planned investment in infrastructure and services required to sustain and grow our region for the future. Our big investments for the future include the new Matangi trains, modernisation of the bus services, enhanced flood protection and water supply resilience. You may have also noticed the delivery of some key pieces of work this year, including the opening of Queen Elizabeth Park’s Te Ara o Whareroa cycleway, a new railway station at


We need your comments on the changes we are proposing to the 10 Year Plan for 2016/17.

GWRC is committed to delivering our 10 Year Plan 2015-25, and the planned investment in infrastructure and services required to sustain and grow our region for the future. Our big investments for the future include the new Matangi trains, modernisation of the bus services, enhanced flood protection and water supply resilience. You may have also noticed the delivery of some key pieces of work this year, including the opening of Queen Elizabeth Park’s Te Ara o Whareroa cycleway, a new railway station at Upper Hutt and new park and ride spaces at Paraparaumu, and with more spaces to come at Waikanae.

Each year GWRC reviews its annual work programme set out in the 10 Year Plan 2015-25. We have reviewed our current priorities and activities for 2016/17, and identified the adjustments the need to be made based on changes in our operating environment.

Our 10 Year Plan 2015-25 has not changed significantly. We continue to focus on our four priority areas:

· Investing in regional infrastructure

· Growing public transport patronage, and people walking and cycling

· Making sure we can cope in emergencies

· Keeping our environment clean

The proposed adjustments for 2016/17 are outlined in Shape Your Region, the consultation document for the Annual Plan 2016/17. Further information can be found in the Supporting Information to Shape Your Region, and in the 10 Year Plan 2015-25.

The adjustments proposed fall into four categories:

· Impact on rates

· Cost changes

· Additional activities

· Project delays

We have also outlined several initiatives under investigation which we may progress at a later stage.

You have from 16 March until 4pm on 18 April to give us your comments on the proposed changes.

You can also talk to your submission at a hearing on the relevant consultation topic. The hearings will be held on 25-26 May.

Following the consultation process a final Annual Plan 2016/17 will be considered and adopted before July 2016.

You can download a copy of the Consultation Document by clicking here. If you would like to comment on the 2016/17 Annual Plan you can fill out the submission form below.


Submission Form

This consultation closed 4pm 18 April 2016. The Annual Plan 2016/17 was adopted by Council 29 June 2016.