Shaping Our Future
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The economic health of the Queenstown Lakes District is the one of the most significant contributors to the wellbeing of our communities. The economic outcomes set through the Shaping Our Future Economic Future Task Force (EFTF) and informed by the public forums run during 2011 and 2013 support a vision that will allow our district to be successful. “To ensure a complementary, diversified, high value, knowledge based, sustainable economy.”
Shaping our Future revisited Economic Futures in 2014 to discuss with the community the Martin Jenkins report prepared for QLDC on the Economic Future of the district.
Following the work done by the Shaping Our Future forum, and in consultation with stakeholders, the Council commissioned a Draft Economic Strategy. The intention was to identify possible ways to help grow, strengthen and diversify the local economy, providing benefits for all our small communities as well as the district as a whole.
In 2014 the Queenstown Lakes District released a draft Economic Development Strategy document. Shaping our Future held a forum in Queenstown and Wanaka and submitted the community views on the report.
In 2012 the Shaping our Future Economic Futures Report was finalised and presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council. The key recommendation was for funding to further investigate a model for an Economic Futures Agency (EFA). This funding was forthcoming and in 2014 the Martin Jenkins Report was presented to the public for feedback.
Shaping Our Future
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.