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Long Term Plan Community Consultation Update

People will soon get the chance to find out more about Council’s planned expenditure in its Long Term Plan (LTP) 2024-2034. The consultation period has been pushed out - submissions will now open from 11 April and close at 5pm on 13 May.

The biggest challenge in the ten year plan is how to fund the local share of the Sounds’ roads repair and improvement bill, damaged by storms in 2021 and 2022. There are a number of ways in which it could be funded, which will be explained in the LTP Consultation Document and at the community drop-in meetings and webinar.

Everyone is welcome to come along to a drop-in meeting or the webinar. Information and copies of the Consultation Document will be available and councillors and Council staff will be there to answer questions.

The meetings are:

DateTimeLocationMeeting style
Monday 15 April5.30 pm – 7.30 pm


Lansdowne Hub

6B Lansdowne Street, Mayfield,

Community drop-in
Tuesday 16 April2pm – 4pm

Rai Valley

The Millers Rest

6767 State Highway 6

Community drop-in
Wednesday 17 April12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Waitaria Bay*

Waitaria Bay Hall

Community drop-in
Thursday 18 April5.30 pm – 7.00 pmOnline webinarVia Zoom:
Friday 19 April12pm ­– 2 pm
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Awatere Memorial Hall

1C Foster Street

Community drop-in
Monday 22 April2pm – 4pm


Linkwater Settlers and Memorial Hall

1351 Queen Charlotte Drive

Community drop-in
Tuesday 23 April5.30 pm – 7.30 pm


Port Marlborough Pavilion, Endeavour Park

Waikawa Road

Community drop-in

*Waitaria Bay water taxi - RSVP.

Arrangements have been made for the water taxi from Havelock to pick up passengers from the Portage wharf at 10.30 am on its way to Waitaria Bay Hall, returning them to Portage after the meeting concludes.

This service is free to Kenepuru community members but numbers are limited and the water taxi must be pre-booked by contacting Rebecca Waldron at Council, either by email at or Ph. 03 520 7400.

The LTP consultation period - which now starts on 11 April and finishes on 13 May - has been pushed out a week because parts of the Sounds’ roading repair programme have been adjusted to match the capacity of Marlborough’s civil construction sector to deliver the repair programme. This will be explained in full in the Consultation Document, available from 11 April.

The Marlborough Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2024-2027 is also going out for public consultation and feedback over the same period.

Further information will be made available on Council’s website at and at Customer Service Centres.

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