(1) A business activity strategic plan is a plan developed and endorsed by a county council that:(a) identifies the main business activity priorities of the council covering a period of at least 10 years from when the plan is endorsed, and(b) establishes strategic objectives together with strategies for achieving those objectives, and(c) has been developed having due regard to the community strategic plans of the county council's constituent councils and in consultation with those councils.
(2) Following an ordinary election of councillors for the constituent councils of a county council, the county council must review the business activity strategic plan before 30 June following the election. The council may endorse the existing plan, endorse amendments to the existing plan or develop and endorse a new business activity strategic plan, as appropriate to ensure that the council has a business activity strategic plan covering at least the next 10 years.
(3) Within 28 days after a business activity strategic plan is endorsed, the council must post a copy of the plan on the council's website and provide a copy to the Director-General. A copy of a business activity strategic plan may be provided to the Director-General by notifying the Minister of the appropriate URL link to access the plan on the council's website.