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Shaping our Future supports thinking ahead to 2050

Shaping our Future board member Michael Sly attended Monday's Mayoral workshop on the Queenstown Lakes 2050.

The Shaping our Future Board supports QLDC’s desire to engage with the community to determine residents' hopes and aspirations for the district out to 2050.

In 2011 more than 1,000 people contributed to the creation of a Shaping our Future vision and goals for the district.

The resolution of issues currently before the community will have wide-reaching and long-lasting impacts involving a range of options and trade offs.

Shaping our Future’s Chair, Alastair Porter, said “With continued rapid growth across the district, the Shaping our Future Board encourages a community-led approach to address the questions being asked today.

The Shaping our Future public forum approach is ideal for this type of engagement. It ensures that information is shared widely, a broad range of views are considered and consensus outcomes reached, to best inform decision making for the future.”

"Shaping our Future is an apolitical, independent non-profit organisation who have been running forum processes for the past 7 years gathering community views and recommendations.

Shaping our Future currently have taskforces working on Freshwater in Queenstown and Wanaka and have Lake Hayes and Shotover Country Community Visioning forums starting at the end of August."

"Shaping our Future have plans underway in 2018 to gather district wide views to update future goals, repeating the successful process in 2011 that led to the district wide vision and initial goals. Shaping our Future look… repeating the successful visioning exercise in 2011. Shaping our Future look forward to providing QLDC with community-led recommendations to shape the future of our district” he said


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