Our Long-Term Plan sets out our service priorities, work programmes and resource requirements such as expenditure and funding for a 10-year period. We produce a new Long-Term Plan every three years, which incorporates our Annual Plan for the first of the three years.  A separate annual plan is produced for years two and three. Find out more about our Annual Plans.

Long-Term Plan 2021-31

Council adopted the Long-Term Plan 2021-31 on 17 June 2021. You can find out more about the consultation on our have your say website(external link).

Read the Long-Term Plan 2021-31 (PDF File, 21MB)

Public hearings

Hear community views on our draft Long-Term Plan 2021-31 as they present to Council from 27 April to 6 May.

View public hearings on our YouTube channel(external link).

Please note: The following hearing sessions on Tuesday 4 May between 11.00am and 11.27am were unable to be recorded due to technical issues.

  • 1014 Catchments Collective South Canterbury – Mark Adams
  • 1282 Lincoln University Students Association – Gregory Fleming


Our submissions report (PDF File, 7.4Mb) summarises the key themes from submissions and provides responses to any points raised.


Your rates

All property owners pay rates in Canterbury. Learn more about how your rates are calculated.  You can use our online rates tool to see how the different portfolios and programmes of work are funded.