What's Next Waipā - Long Term Plan
What's Next Waipā - Long Term Plan
What exactly is a Long Term Plan?
Our Long Term Plan is our most important planning tool that sets out what Council plans to do over the next decade – and how it’ll be paid for.
It includes detailed information on the activities, services and projects we intend on delivering when we will deliver them, where and how. It also includes the detail around our funding and financial management. Ultimately, it tells you what your rates may look like for the next 10 years.
What’s the focus for the next 10 years?
The outcomes we want to achieve for Waipā all have community wellbeing at the heart and your feedback has helped shape our priorities and programme of work.
What’s in and what’s out of our 2021-2031 Long Term Plan?
Pirongia – Ngāroto-Te Awamutu Cycling Connection
$3,275,832 to construct section two of the mostly off road cycle way via Macky Access.
Urban Mobility Network
$10,920,120 with $5,569,261 funded by Waka Kotahi (NZTA) to build a network of cycling routes in Cambridge and Te Awamutu.
Lake Te Koo Utu
$5,855,892 (with $4,049,340 funded by asset sales) to fully implement the concept plan.
A scaled down concept plan will be implemented to a value of $5,075,500 (rather than the proposed $9,040,450)
Resource Recovery Centre
A Resource Recovery Centre will give more unwanted household items a new life and divert tonnes of waste from landfill. Council will partner with a community organisation, charitable group or iwi partner to develop the centre, which will service the entire district.
In total, it will cost $2.1 million to purchase or lease an existing site and prepare it for the service, plus operating costs of $649,605. $1.4 million of external funding is expected. The impact on all rates types will be $195,181 per annum from year five onwards.
Te Ara Wai
Lease costs for the site purchased for Te Ara Wai at 244 Arawata Street, Te Awamutu of $123,500 excluding GST per annum.
Cambridge Town Hall
$120,000 of operating costs in year one for the Cambridge Town Hall Community Trust, which will be used for catch-up repairs and maintenance to make the Town Hall a more presentable facility, contract resourcing and associated marketing focussed on activation of the facility, and initial community engagement and consultation on potential future uses and development of the Town Hall.
Kihikihi Town Clock
$70,500, being a combination of new funding and existing property budgets, has been dedicated to repair the Kihikihi Town Clock in year 1.
$120,000 in year one for site identification, feasibility, geotechnical advice and concept design for skate parks across the district. Then $1,730,000 for construction and redevelopment of skate parks in year two across the district.
Kihikihi Community Centre
$50,000 for a feasibility study to develop a community centre in Kihikihi in year two.
$50,000 for a feasibility study for a sports centre at Kihikihi Domain in year three, and $30,000 for a master plan for Kihikihi Domain in year three. $40,000 will also be provided for administrative resource for the Kihikihi Domain once an agreed plan is in place, but no earlier than year two.
Cambridge Racquets Club
$25,000 for court renewals at the Cambridge Racquet Club.
$25,000 to prepare a Leamington Domain Masterplan in year two.
Kihikihi Police House Temple Cottage Trust
A $1,000 grant to be paid to the Kihikihi Police House Temple Cottage Trust for each year over the next 10 years.
Ongoing contribution of $11,850 to fund the Sport Waikato regional active spaces plan.
John Kerkhof Park
$600,000 capital expenditure in year two for sports field development at John Kerkhof Park, Vogel Street, Cambridge, and $80,000 in maintenance costs per annum from year three.
No budget has been allocated for a new library in Cambridge.
Cambridge third bridge
Council adopted the following Long Term Plan recommendation in relation to a third bridge in Cambridge.
2/21/62 (vii) "If the review of the Transport Strategy identifies the need for a third river crossing in Cambridge, the work to identify and designate a route will proceed and will be funded with initial feasibility work funded from the Transport operating reserve, and any further designation requirements to be funded from loans and/or external funding"