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forum topics building the future of our district....

Since 2011 we have engaged with our community on a diverse range of topics that were identified as important to you.  Over 2000 community members have spent over 4000 volunteer hours at forums, on taskforces or as members of our Steering Group. 

Following our process of public forum, volunteer taskforce, strategy report, public forum and presentation of recommendations we have engaged with and discussed the areas of Events (2011 and 2016), Energy, Economic Futures (2012 and 2015), Innovation, Upper Clutha Conservation, Visitor and Tourism, Transport and worked with the Glenorchy and Arrowtown communities to create long term visioning. 

Have an idea for a forum?  Please get in touch with us, we are community driven and welcome feedback and ideas. 

For more information including final reports, minutes and updates please choose the forum you are interested in below.  Remember to join Shaping our Future if you want to keep up to date with latest developments!

 

 

 

 

FORUM UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Draft Frankton Masterplan Update

Draft Frankton Masterplan Update

09 Jul 2019

Anita Golden

Keen to hear more about the draft Masterplan for Te Kirikiri / Frankton?

 

The “Wakatipu Way to Go” group are teaming up with Shaping Our Future and Frankton Community Association to co-host an event from 6.00pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 17 July at the Queenstown Event Centre.

 

Come along to hear about progress on the plan so far from the project team and how the ideas proposed could change the way you live, work and play in Frankton by 2048.

 

If you are able to join us please register your interest through Shaping our Future here or on the Facebook event.

 

If you are unable to make the event, you’ll be able to provide feedback from 27 June-26 July 2019 at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz/Frankton-masterplan. You’ll find all details along with a short survey asking what you think we’ve got it right or if there is anything missing.

 

Let us know your views on this aspirational plan to transform Te Kirikiri / Frankton. Help us create a legacy to leave for future generations that reflects the community’s needs and vision.

 

The Wakatipu Way to Go group is a formal collaborative partnership of Queenstown Lakes District Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Otago Regional Council. It recognises that all three agencies have an important role in driving change and that by working together and integrating projects the best possible outcomes can be reached.

 

Media Release:  Climate Challenge

Media Release: Climate Challenge

02 May 2019

Anita Golden

MEDIA RELEASE FROM SHAPING OUR FUTURE INC, QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT:

 

1 May 2019

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Shaping our Future Climate Change Challenge Forum



Shaping Our Future is inviting the Queenstown Lakes District community to come together to confront the challenges presented by Climate Change.  Two evening forums, one in Queenstown on Monday, 6th May and the other in Wanaka on Tuesday, 7th May, will challenge the community to share their concerns, priorities, and ideas.

 

“We know climate change will impact us,” said AJ Mason from Shaping Our Future, “and we know we have opportunities to impact it.  What we need to know from our community is how important they think climate change is, what options and opportunities we have, and how we should prioritise.”

 

Both forums will also host the Otago Museum’s Far from Frozen exhibit, a travelling showcase for locals to discover the impact of climate change on us and our planet, including the role of the deep south and Antarctica. It includes interactive displays, demonstrations and virtual reality experiences that are all designed to communicate the science behind climate change.

 

The forum is independently facilitated in ‘world café’ small group discussion.  Shaping our Future uses a process of community forums and online input, volunteer taskforces and strategy reports.  The process is inclusive and designed to give the people of the Queenstown Lakes a collective voice in shaping the future.

 

Event Details:

 

Queenstown, Monday 6th May, 6pm at Wakatipu High School

Wanaka, Tuesday 7th May, 6pm at Lake Wanaka Centre

RSVP:  executive@shapingourfuture.org.nz

www.shapingourfuture.org.nz

 

 

ENDS

 

For more information, please contact:

Shaping our Future Executive Anita Golden executive@shapingourfuture.org.nz +64 21 2221231

Shaping our Future Board Member AJ Mason +64 27 4325560

 

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 thevision and connect with the priorities.  

 

The process of any given forum on any given subject begins with public forums and online discussions which progress to establishing volunteer taskforces to work through issues and provide recommendations.  Recommendations are finally presented to local and national agencies as required.  Since 2011 Shaping our Future has completed 11 forum topics.  To view the 2018 Shaping our Future Annual Report and previous forum reportswww.shapingourfuture.org.nz or join us on Facebook

 

Shaping our Future Submissions

Shaping our Future Submissions

04 Jun 2018

Anita Golden

Your views have been submitted as part of the Shaping our Future submissions on:

QLDC 10 Year Plan 2018-28

ORC 10 Year Plan 2018 -28

ORC Biodiversity Strategy 2018

ORC Air Quality Strategy 2018

 

Water Forum Information

Water Forum Information

01 May 2018

Anita Golden

Over 200 of you shared your views at forum or online about freshwater in our District.  The raw data is now available for Queenstown and Wanaka.  We will form a volunteer taskforce over the next couple of weeks to further develop this information. 

What your views will inform!

04 Apr 2018

Anita Golden

The views we gather at public forum are used to inform a number of different key stakeholders, agencies (eg ORC, QLDC) and also other community groups and projects.

There are two additional key areas the result will inform for the Upper Clutha:

  • The Upper Clutha Lakes Trust and their Freshwater Improvement Fund project to create a Water management plan for the Upper Clutha
  • Simone Langhans SABER CULTURAL: SAfeguarding Biodiversity and Ecosystem seRvices by integrating CULTURAL values in freshwater management

Queenstown - we have an opportunity to leverage off the findings and work being done in the Upper Clutha - lets make the most of it!! 

Check our Popular News items for updates on our previous reports including Transport and Arrowtown Community Visioning

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The Queenstown Lakes District is a unique area facing unique challenges.  Many agencies and individuals are focused on the problems of today. Without knowing where we want to go, how can we move in the right direction? 

Shaping our Future was formed to put communities at the forefront of shaping tomorrows future today.  We invite you to support us in creating a better future for our children, grandchildren and beyond.  We look to the long term - where do we want to be in 30, 40, 50 years?  Our process is designed to put in place actions to achieving our vision.

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