This is the first Community Plan Forum post the 2021-31 LTP. No post LTP would be complete without an opportunity to reflect on the experiences of LTP 2021, what worked, what didn’t, and how Taituarā might support you with the future LTP.

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  • 625.00 (plus GST) Non Members
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About this event

The 2021 Online Community Plan Forum

The modular format for the event focusses on three of the core activities that underpin a competent long-term plan, including:

  • working with elected members
  • prioritisation – including a case study and a wider look at approaches councils take to prioritising
  • engagement – including two LTP specific case studies from councils outside the ‘usual suspects’

To finish, we ask our panel of experts is there a future for the long-term plan in the wake of three waters reform (and the road reform that will probably follow), the introduction of regional spatial strategies and the Future of Local Government, plus a peep into the future of corporate planning.

Please note that registration is per attendee, not per council.

Tuesday 23 November

Module One: Working with Elected Members to Build the LTP

9.25am Welcome to the Forum
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

9.35am Working together to build the LTP – Session One
Mayor Alex Walker, Mayor, Central Hawkes Bay District Council
Monique Davidson, Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council

To open, a joint presentation from the Mayor and Chief Executive discussing how members and staff can work together to better engage the community including the LTP.

10.30am What’s Coming Up?
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor,
Taituarā

An update on what’s going on with the Wellington Beltway and what’s new and exciting from Taituarā.

11.00am Five minute break

11.05am Working together to build the LTP – Session Two
Angela Jane, Masterton District Council, Manager - Strategic Planning

Wednesday 24 November

Module Two: The Economics of the LTP

9.30am Welcome to the Module
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

9.35am BERL – the Economic Update
Hillmare Schulze, Chief Economist, BERL

An update on the post lock-down economy and other economic matters.

10.20am Prioritisation in the 2021 LTP – A Case Study from Invercargill
Rhiannon Suter, Manager – Strategy and Policy, Invercargill City Council

11.05am A Sector-Wide Look at Prioritisation Through the LTP
Simon Markham, Manager Strategic Projects, Waimakariri District Council

The range of informal and more structured processes for determining priorities for funding through the LTP are observed.
Given the importance of ‘best value’ and level of budget constraint, there is a case for focused attention to practice development in this area. This is especially the case when applying a four wellbeings lens to setting priorities.

Thursday 25th November

Module Three: Lessons from 2021

9.00am Welcome to the Module
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

9.05am What we learned in the 2021 LTPs
Amanda Gray, Sector Manager – Local Government, Office of the Auditor-General

9.55am Five minute break

10.00am The 2021 LTP Debrief

The 2021 debrief will be run as four online discussion groups each covering an identified area or areas each asking the same questions

  • What worked well in your 2021 LTP process?
  • What did not work so well?
  • Is there any aspect of the legislation, regulation or guidance that needs to change. If so, what?
  • What guidance or support would you like Taituarā or others to produce?

Delegates are free to attend some, all or none of these sessions at their discretion – the fee’s the same!

10.00am – 10.55am Engagement
led by Angela Jane, Manager – Strategic Planning, Masterton District Council

11.00am – 11.55am Process management
led by Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

12.00 – 12.30 Break

12.30pm – 1.25pm Infrastructure Strategies and Asset Information
led by Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā

1.30pm – 2.25pm Financial Strategies and Financial Information
led by Vibhuti Chopra, Director Strategy, Partnerships and Growth, Upper Hutt City Council

2.30pm Announcement of the Winner of the 2021 Great CD Competition

Friday 26 November

Module Four: Telling our Stories

9.00am Welcome to the Module

9.05am Panel discussion – Is the LTP an endangered species?
Bruce Robertson, Director RBRL Consulting
Elizabeth Hughes, Director, Elizabeth Hughes Consulting
Andrea Reeves, Assistant Auditor-General, Office of the Auditor-General

A session looking into a crystal ball and asking the question is there a need for a long-term planning mechanism and if so, what’s actually needed?

10.25am Five minute break

10.30am The 2021 Community Engagement Panel

10.30am Engaging and educating the public about levels of service: Wairoa District Council
Dr Kimberley Tuapawa, Group Manager Information and Customer Experience, Wairoa District Council

Wairoa’s LTP engagement blend of adult learning principles and effective communication techniques into an overall engagement that built community understanding of the levels of service and generated informed feedback.

11.00am Central Otago: Clever ways to engage on a shoestring
Maria De Cort, Communications Coordinator, Central Otago District Council
Paula Penno, Community and Engagement Manager, Central Otago District Council

So, you’re a small provincial council with a small communications budget and a small team. That doesn’t mean you can’t have big ideas, big goals and a big impact from an engagement campaign. Central Otago District Council asked the community to help it frame the future together in this year’s Long-term Plan engagement...

11.30am Tauranga City Council: LTP and Commissioners
Anne Tolley, Chair of the Tauranga City Council Commissioners

Tauranga’s 2021-31 LTP has taken place against the backdrop of the appointment of a team of Commissioners, and a council facing the challenges of rapid growth and economic change. Hear how the Commissioners and the community have navigated their way through.

12.00 noon Summing up and Announcement of the Venue for 2022 Community Plan
Raymond Horan, Chief Advisor, Taituarā


Presenters

Raymond Horan
Deputy Chief Executive, Taituarā Read Profile
Alex Walker
Mayor, Central Hawkes Bay District Council Read Profile
Monique Davidson
Chief Executive, Central Hawkes Bay District Council Read Profile
Angela Jane
Manager Strategic Planning, Masterton District Council Read Profile
Hillmarè Schulz
Principal Economist, BERL Read Profile
Rhiannon Suter
Manager – Strategy and Policy, Invercargill City Council Read Profile
Simon Markham
Manager, Strategic Projects, Waimakariri District Council Read Profile
Amanda Gray
Sector Manager – Local Government, Office of the Auditor-General Read Profile
Vibhuti Chopra
Director Strategy, Partnerships and Growth, Upper Hutt City Council Read Profile
Elizabeth Hughes
Director, Elizabeth Hughes Consulting Read Profile
Andrea Reeves
Assistant Auditor-General Local Government, Office of the Auditor-General Read Profile
Kimberley Tuapawa
Group Manager Information and Customer Experience, Wairoa District Council Read Profile
Maria De Cort
Communications Coordinator, Central Otago District Council Read Profile
Paula Penno
Community and Engagement Manager, Central Otago District Council Read Profile
Anne Tolley
Commission Chair, Tauranga City Council Read Profile
Bruce Robertson
Director RBRL Consulting Read Profile