Swim Zone Morrinsville

Looking further ahead

Part of planning ahead for the future is recognising that we can’t do everything at once – it isn’t practical or affordable. So here are a few of the other key projects that we’re planning in years 4-10 of the ten year plan. As these ones are several years out, we don’t have a lot of detail on them just yet, and the community will get another chance to give feedback/input into these projects closer to the time.

One of the most common requests we hear from the Morrinsville community is to upgrade the pool and have it open all year round. The pool is nearing the end of its asset life and we’ll be looking to upgrade/replace it, with planning starting in year four of this plan (2028/29). The pool upgrade will be a major project, and the community will have the chance to share their ideas and input into the design.

$18.1 million, spread over four years, completed 2031/32.


Standard of service this would provide:

At least maintain the level of service we currently provide. Possible improvements to the service would be worked through with the community.

Impact on debt:

$18.1 million increase by 2031/32.

Average additional operating cost per year:

$1.8m following completion of the project.

Average additional cost per property per year:

$75.61 more per year (following completion of the project).

What else we're looking further ahead to


Water Meters

There is a lot of uncertainty around how water services will be managed in future - but if it does remain our responsibility, we anticipate we will need to install water meters.



Long Term Plan interactive tool

In this Long Term Plan Council has chosen to focus on affordability - which has meant some tough decisions on which projects to include, and where we should cut back. This website highlights some of the big changes compared to our last Long Term Plan. Keen for more detail? Check out our interactive tool for a more detailed view of what projects we're proposing to keep and what projects we are proposing to remove from the draft Long Term Plan.

+ Check out LTP interactive tool