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Community Forum for the Lake Hayes Estate, Shotover Country

Monday 20 August 2018


Media Release: Shaping our Future Inc and Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association


Shaping our Future Community Forum for the Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community

Shaping our Future and the LHESCCA invite members of the community to attend a community forum on Sunday 26thAugust 2pm – 5pm at Shotover Primary or Monday 27th August, 6pm – 9pm at Queenstown Events Centre.

Shaping our Future facilitated the development of community plans for Glenorchy and Arrowtown in 2017 and is providing the same process to benefit the people living and working along Ladies Mile.

Shaping our Future Chair Alastair Porter said “Shaping our Future brings members of the community together to discuss their future goals, priorities, current big issues, potential solutions and community recommendations to organisations whose actions or funding can benefit the community.

The area around Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country has grown rapidly and is set to grow more in years to come. Shaping our Future looks forward to working with the community to make sure they have a strong say in the future of their area.”

Chair of the Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country Community Association Clark Pirie said “We are a relatively young community that has grown quickly over the past few years. We needed a process to be able to bring everyone together to discuss what the community needs now, and in years to come. Shaping our Future provides a proven way to do this independently.

We want to be able to identify and act on opportunities as they come up with the knowledge that this is what the community would like. It will also provide us with a plan going forward to ensure we have a strong, healthy, thriving community for years and generations to come.”

The forum is independently facilitated, in an easy participation style with small group discussion known as ‘world café’ exploring community views and seeking consensus on many issues confronting the community today and into the future.

Event Details:
Sunday 26th August 2018, 2pm – 5pm, Shotover Primary School
Monday 27th August 2018, 6pm – 9pm, Queenstown Events Centre
RSVP: executive@shapingourfuture.org.nz
Online feedback and more information available at www.shapingourfuture.org.nz

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About Shaping Our Future Incorporated
A process designed to use collective community expertise to build consensus and create a great future for our district. Shaping Our Future was instigated in December 2010 and was incorporated as a charitable society in January 2013. In 2012 following a district wide visioning process, it established a draft vision incorporating a series of priorities. Its forums and taskforces are directed to work towards the vision and connect with the priorities. The process of community engagement on any given subject begins with public forums and online discussions which progress to establishing volunteer task forces to work through issues and provide recommendations. Recommendations are peer reviewed by the community before being presented to local and national agencies as required. Since 2011 Shaping our Future has completed 10 forum topics. For more information, please visit
www.shapingourfuture.org.nz or join us on Facebook

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