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The Local Government Act 2002 requires councils to prepare both Annual Plans, and Long Term Council Community Plans.
Every 3 years, councils must carry out a consultation process to identify the goals and outcomes that their communities desire for the immediate and long-term future of their region or district. They put together LTCCP's that outline the goals of the council over the next 10 years, and how they plan to achieve these. District Plan provisions can be a means of achieving stated goals, so there can be overlap of RMA and LGA functions.
Annual PlansIn addition to the LTCCP, an Annual Plan is prepared in each of the two years between LTCCP reviews. Annual Plans set out what will be done in the next 12-month period to make progress towards achieving stated longer-term goals. Annual plans give the community an opportunity to have a say on the coming year's budget - how much should be spent, on what, and what should receive priority.
Visit your local council website for information on annual plans and LTCCP's, or ask to see copies at your local library.
PCE (2005) - Working together in Thames-Coromandel: Guidelines for Community Planning
Curran, S. (2004) Sustainable Development and Sustainable Management: The Interface Between the Local Government Act and the Resource Management Act.
Hutchings, J. (2004) Long Term Council Community Plans