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Community plans are about obtaining local peoples' views on the place that they call home. It involves celebrating the things that make their community special and creating a vision of what the community would like for the future. From this vision, the community can identify actions to be carried out to achieve this vision.

The plans also help Council, government departments, businesses, visitors, new people to the area and individuals living in the area, to understand the direction that community would like to go in the future. 

So far fourteen communities have developed their own community plan. These plans are available below to download at the bottom of this page.

The Tarras community have been working on an updated plan and a draft is now available to review below.


The draft Tarras Community Plan 2023 is now available for review and comment. The development of this draft plan has been a community led process, which the Central Otago District Council helped to facilitate. The draft plan was developed through listening to and summarising feedback from the people who live, stay or own property in the Tarras area. The comments and sentiment captured in the draft plan hope to reflect the comments and feedback provided through community surveys, workshops and conversations. We would love to hear your thoughts on the draft Tarras Community Plan. Take a look at the draft plan and share your feedback at the link below.

Draft Tarras Community Plan

Thank you for taking the time to join with your community to create a plan that truly reflects why you love living in Tarras and captures your priorities for the future of your place. We would love to hear your feedback on this draft plan, so feel free to take a couple minutes to share your thoughts below. 

Give your feedback here

Get in touch.

If you are interested in getting involved in community-led development projects in your place, the Central Otago District Council Community Development Officer, Rebecca Williams, can put you in touch with a group in your area. 

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