The Long Term Plan (LTP) is the Council’s main planning document. It outlines what Council plans to do over a 10-year period, why we plan to do it, how much it will cost, and who will pay.
The three Wairarapa District Councils (Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa) have prepared a Combined District Plan, under the Resource Management Act 1991. It was the first Combined District Plan in New Zealand and the first 2nd generation plan to become fully operative.
An Annual Plan is produced in the years when the Council does not prepare a Long Term Plan (LTP). The purpose of the Annual Plan is to fine-tune the costs and funding from that originally proposed in the LTP.
Bylaws help ensure that our community is safe, healthy and vibrant. We use a collection of regulations to do this called the consolidated bylaw.