10-Year Plan

Following our public roadshow, your Mayor and Councillors have made some big calls about the next 10 years

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Pricing changes

There’ll be a 12 per cent rates increase in year one and an average of 6 per cent over the next nine years to help pay for the big calls.
To help recover costs to offset rates, there are some pricing changes at our facilities from 1 July 2021.
Prices will go up at our pools, cemeteries and for public parking.
We’re asking everyone to pay a little more to share the load among ratepayers. 


Our pools are great value for money but the entry fee doesn’t cover the $4 million yearly running costs.
So pool fees at Todd Energy Aquatic Centre and regional pools in Inglewood, Waitara and Ōkato are going up.
It’ll cost you a $1 more on average at Todd Energy Aquatic Centre while gym memberships and venue hire will not rise.
District pool prices on average will go up by $2 per entry.
Community Service Card holders will get a discount on pool entry fees from 1 July.
Find out more about our pools here.


To help cover operations costs, leased and metered parking at all our car parks will rise.  
Leased parking will rise by up to $1 a day.
Metered parking in NPDC city centre car parks will be $2 an hour.  
Metered street parking will stay at $2 an hour.
Free parking till 11am for SuperGold Card holders remains the same.
Central city businesses have asked us to bring in an hour free parking and we’ve agreed in principle but we want to hear from you first.
So please fill in our public survey by 16 July here.
Find out more about parking here.


Burial plot costs and associated fees (interment) are going up.
We have 11 cemeteries across our District and we need to be thinking about future usage.
From 1 July it’ll cost $4163 to for a double burial plot and $2389 for associated fees (interment).
Find out more about our cemeteries here.

Facilities affected

Metered car parks  Charges rising from $1 to $2 an hour
  • Courtenay Street Car Park (under The Warehouse)
  • Wind Wand Car Park
  • Puke Ariki Car Park
  • Molesworth Street Car Park
  • Powderham Street Car Park (by Police station)
  • Central Car Park (opposite TSB Showplace on Devon Street)
Leased car parks  
  • Courtenay Street Car Park
  • Molesworth Street Car Park
  • Powderham Street Car Park
  • Central Car Park
  • Carrington Street Car Park
  • Vivian Street Car Park, behind The Mill

$42 to $43 per week, Monday to Saturday
$21 to $26 per week, Monday to Saturday
$21 to $26 per week, Monday to Saturday
$21 to $26 per week, Monday to Saturday
$16 to $21 per week, Monday to Friday
$21 to $26 per week, Monday to Friday


 NPDC cemeteries:

  • Awanui
  • Inglewood
  • Mangapouri
  • Oakura
  • Okato
  • Puirangi
  • Tarata
  • Te Henui
  • Urenui
  • Wareka
  • Waitara

Cemetery Boards that NPDC provides burials services for:

  • Huirangi
  • Lepperton
  • St Lukes
  • Tikorangi

Urupā when NPDC assistance is requested.


For all the details, check out the full 10-Year Plan.