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Local authority 2009-19 LTP Survey results

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Under the Local Government Act 2002 (Section 93), local authorities are required to produce a long-term plan (LTP), formerly known as the long-term council community plan (LTCCP), covering a ten-year period. The LTP must include forecast financial statements for each of the financial years covered. Prior to 2010 detailed activity-level financial information was not required.

In an effort to gather more detailed ten-year projections by activity from councils, the Department of Internal Affairs invited all councils to complete a non-mandatory survey regarding their 2009-19 LTP.

Of the 85 councils that were sent the LTP Survey, 38 (45%) responded,representing a diverse cross-section of NZ local and regional authorities.

While the mandatory LTP shows smooth and steady increases in the high-level financial projections for the ten year period (2009-19), the by activity details in the survey reveal some of the financial peaks and valleys facing councils.

Download 2009-19 LTP Survey Financial Data Tables

Each council’s completed LTP Survey is quite large, so to improve download speed the data collected has been divided into six Excel workbooks. To download, first locate and click the workbook below that contains the information you are seeking.

You will immediately be given an opportunity to "Open" or "Save" the workbook to your own computer. You will also be asked if you wish to "enable macros". If you click to enable the macros, you will be able to use the "Click to Clear All Filters" button on the table.

The division of councils’ financial information among the following workbooks is based upon their type (regional or territorial) and usually resident population (as of the 2006 NZ Census), as follows:

Workbook #1
(XLS,2.9MB)
All responding Territorial Authorities with a usually resident population under 10,000 individuals, per 2006 NZ Census, which includes:
  • Carterton
  • Chatham Islands
  • Kaikoura
  • Kawerau
  • Opotiki
  • South Wairarapa
  • Stratford
  • Westland
Workbook #2
(XLS,2.6MB)
All responding Territorial Authorities with a usually resident population 10,000 – 25,000 individuals, per 2006 NZ Census, which includes:
  • Central Hawke’s Bay
  • Central Otago
  • Gore
  • Hauraki
  • South Waikato
  • Waitaki
Workbook #3
(XLS,3.3MB)
All responding Territorial Authorities with a usually resident population 25,000 – 45,000 individuals, per 2006 NZ Census, which includes:
  • Gisborne
  • Matamata-Piako
  • Selwyn
  • Thames-Coromandel
  • Upper Hutt
  • Waimakariri
  • Wanganui
  • Western Bay of Plenty
Workbook #4
(XLS,3.2MB)
All responding Territorial Authorities with a usually resident population 45,000 – 125,000 individuals, per 2006 NZ Census, which includes:
  • Dunedin
  • Far North
  • Kapiti Coast
  • Napier
  • New Plymouth
  • Palmerston North
  • Porirua
Workbook #5
(XLS,1.9MB)
All responding Territorial Authorities located within the Auckland Region, which includes:

  • Manukau City
  • North Shore City
Workbook #6
(XLS,3.3MB)
All responding Regional Authorities, which includes:


  • Bay of Plenty
  • Canterbury
  • Manawatu-Wanganui
  • Northland
  • Southland
  • Taranaki
  • West Coast

Income & Expenditure for All Councils

Additionally, Excel workbooks #7 and #8 have been prepared for those only interested in viewing Income or Expenditure data, respectively, for all councils together.



Help Notes

Includes detailed instructions for downloading, sorting and filtering raw data within tables.

Methodology

Includes background information about the LTP Survey, notes regarding survey results, rounding, accounting variability between councils and other caveats.


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