Policies and Plans

The following Policies, Plans and Reports are provided in pdf format. Our bylaws previously available on this page can now be found here.

Business Continuity Plan
SWDC 2020 Response to Pandemic Threat BCP

Pre-Election Report
Pre-Election Report 2019 (2.4mb)

District Plan
Wairarapa Combined District Plan

Council Annual and Long Term Plans
2015/25 Long Term Plan
2015/25 Long Term Plan Consultation Document
2016/17 Annual Plan
2016/17 Annual Plan Consultation Document
2017/18 Consultation Document (3.9mb)
2017/18 Supporting Documentation (2.8mb)
2017/18 Annual Plan (2mb)
2018/28 Long Term Plan Consultation Document (1mb)
2018/28 Long Term Plan (9.5mb)
2019/20 Annual Plan Consultation Document
2019/20 Annual Plan [PDF 3.5mb]
2020/21 Annual Plan consultation Document
2020/21 Annual Plan [PDF 6.5mb]

Council Annual Reports
Annual Report 2015/16 or Summary Annual Report 2015/16 
Annual Report 2016/17 or Summary Annual Report 2016/17
Annual Report 2017/18 or Summary Annual Report 2017/18
Annual Report 2018/2019[2.7mb] or Summary Annual Report 2018/2019
Annual Report 2019/2020 or Summary Annual Report 2019/2020

Council Plans and Annual Reports Archive


Management, Development and Concept Plans
Card and Market Reserves Management Plan
Clifford Square Reserve Management Plan (6.49MB)
Featherston Town Centre Concept Plans

Centennial and Considine Park Management Plan
Centennial and Considine Park Development Plan
Martinborough Square Reserve Management Plan
Martinborough Square Reserve Development Plan (3.67MB)
Martinborough Town Hall Conservation Plan

Greytown Old Library/Kouka Cottage Conservation & Maintenance Plan (4.78MB)
Greytown Town Centre Management Plan
Soldiers Memorial Park Management Plan
Stella Bull Park Management Plan
Stella Bull Park Development Plan

Lake Domain Development Plan
Lake Domain Landscape Development Plan 
Rural Reserves Management Plan
Coastal Reserves Management Plan Part 1 (7.6MB) - Part 2 (5.6MB)
Coastal Reserves Development Plans:
     North Tora Campground
     Te Awaiti Campground
     South Tora Campground
     Ngawi Campground


Council Policies

A. Democracy
Council and Committees
Code of Conduct for Councillors and Community Board Members
Remuneration - Elected Members
Conferences, Seminars and Training Policy
Significance and Engagement Policy
Maori Policy
Irrigation of Key Council Assets Policy

B. Operations
Risk Policy

C. Roading
Infrastructure Protection Deposits
Naming of Public & Private Roads and Rights of Way Policy
Street Banners and Flags Policy

D. Services
Town Water Supply Policy
Waste Water Disposal Policy

E. Property
Acquisition and Disposal of Property
Hire of Council Facilities Policy
Senior Housing Policy
Community Groups Use of and Access to Council Parks and Reserves Policy
Leasing of Property Policy
Artwork Policy - Greytown Town Centre
Urban Street Tree Policy
Graffiti Management and Prevention Policy

H. Regulatory
Control of Dogs Policy 2013
Local Approved Products Policy (Psychoactive Substances Act 2013)
Street Days, Appeals & Raffles Policy
Gambling Venues Policy 2019
Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy
Smoke Free Environment Policy
Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy and Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill
Health and Safety Policy
Wairarapa Local Alcohol Policy

I. Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Infectious Disease and Pandemic Policy

J. Promotion, Publicity and Media Liaison
Promotion Publicity and Media Liaison

K. Community Services
Concessions for Charitable and Like Community Organisations and Groups

L. Libraries
Customer Service Policy
Donations Policy
Collection Development Policy

M. Financial

Revenue and Financing Policy
Liability and Managment Policy
Investment Policy
Procuring Goods and Services Policy
Development Contributions and Financial Contributions Policy
Grants Policy
Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Freehold Land
Remission of Rates
Pain Farm Income Distribution Policy
Water by Meter Leak Write-off Policy
Postponement of Rates
Coastal Erosion Policy

N. Administration and Employment
Common Seal Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity
IT Policy
Fraud Policy
Compliments & Complaints Policy

O. Delegation
Financial Delegations Policy









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