Long-Term Plan 2018-2028

We’re currently working on our 2018-2028 Long-Term Plan. All Councils around New Zealand (78 in total) are required to publish a Long-Term Plan under the Local Government Act 2002. Essentially it’s our key planning document that sets out the vision and outcomes the Council wants to achieve for the Masterton community.

It details what we intend to do over the next 10 years, including the services we will provide, the projects we will undertake, how much we will spend, how we will pay for everything and how we will measure success.

So, where do you come in? Well, this is your chance to tell us what you think. Consultation is open 29 March – 30 April.

Our Consultation Document gives a good overview of the key issues we’re seeking feedback on. There is also additional information supporting this Consultation Document, which is all available on this page.

Download the Consultation Document.

Read our guide on how to make a submission.

Shaping our Town Centre

In addition to consultation on the broader Long-Term Plan, we’re asking for specific feedback on ideas for rejuvenating Masterton’s town centre.

Shaping our Town Centre – consultation document

Shaping our Town Centre – more information (Council Workshop)

Shaping our Town Centre – submission form

Tell us what you think

There are three easy ways to tell us what you think.

Soon you’ll be receiving our Long-Term Plan Consultation Document in your letterbox, if you haven’t already. As well as details about all the key issues we’re considering, it has a submission form for you to fill out your thoughts and ideas and send back to us.

You can also pick up a copy from the Council offices at 161 Queen Street or the District Library at 54 Queen Street or access the forms below. Consultation is open until 30 April so make sure you get your thoughts back to us before then.

 Shaping our Future – submission form

Shaping our town centre – submission form


You can also submit online.

We are asking for feedback on our overall plan, but we are also giving people the opportunity to give us a little more feedback on our ideas for a rejuvenation of the town centre. Feel free to fill out just one, or both.

Long-term Plan 2018-28 Online Submission Form

Shaping our Town Centre Online Submission Form


A submission doesn’t need to be made using our submission form, you can also write to us. All letters should be posted to 161 Queen Street, Masterton. If you’re sending us an email, address it to [email protected]

We’ve also put this handy guide together on how to write a submission.

We’re holding a number of meet and greet events with Council representatives over the month of April. There will also be the opportunity to come and speak at formal hearings in late May. Come along to one of the sessions below for a chat.

8 April, 9am-12pmCar Boot SaleCnr Essex and Chapel Streets
10 April, 10am-12pmDistrict LibraryQueen Street, Masterton
10 April, 12pm-2pmPaper Plus walkwayQueen Street, Masterton
12 April, 10am-12pmNew World SupermarketDixon Street, Masterton
24 April, 4:30pm-6pmNew World SupermarketDixon Street, Masterton
27 April, 10am-12pmKuripuni VillageQueen Street, Masterton



Additional information

Any information you might need, in addition to the Consultation Document, can be found below.