Shaping Our Future
We provide a recognised process to analyse big issues & create community action
The Upper Clutha community returned to forum on 9th September 2019 to discuss the recommendations and vision developed by the taskforce. Following feedback the Upper Clutha Freshwater Forum was completed. A vision was agreed and key recommendations in three key areas; Leadership and Management, Community Culture and Research and Monitoring.
Press Release from Shaping our Future Inc
Community driven freshwater outcomes to be discussed at forum - 9-09-2019
The second forum is an opportunity to provide feedback on the vision and recommendations. Feedback is also sought on the community’s views on ‘user pays’ or water metering and priorities for research.
Update: March 2019
E.coli outbreaks, lake snow, algae blooms, flooding, pollution, water restrictions and the quality of our drinking water - 2018 was a summer of water concerns in our district. This continues in 2019 with E.coli report twice in Queenstown Bay by January.
Shaping our Future has two teams of dedicated volunteers working in Queenstown and the Upper Clutha understanding, expanding and drafting a community driven freshwater report, based on the information we gathered from over 200 of you at our freshwater forum in 2018.
Its a complex task, there are a large number of different elements impacting our our waterways. What is clear and coming through is that our freshwater is important to our community and we need to understand what is happening, where, the impacts and the need for a co-ordinated, comprehensive plan with bold strategic leadership to ensure our water is available, safe and healthy for future generations.
Now is the time to pull together as a community and direct the future of freshwater for our district.
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:
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
Learn about the current regulatory world of Freshwater!
A summary of current regulation updates on Water Quality, Regional Policy Statement, Arrow River catchment and Wakatipu Basin Aquifer, Cardrona River and Wanaka Basin Cardrona Gravel Aquifer and Residual flows impacting on the Queenstown Lakes District.
Ever wondered what happens at a Shaping our Future Forum? This short video is from our first Arrowtown public forum.
We bring our community members together to discuss your vision for the future. We use world cafe style which gives every person in the room a voice, not just the loudest voice. We workshop the key issues in small groups and look at possible solutions. This information forms the basis for our volunteer taskforces to develop their strategic reports.
Some of the key things we ask:
1. The biggest challenges facing us today (priorities)
2. Look more closely at the challenges - where do we want to be in the future ie what does success look like? What are the critical driving influences and what are some of the possible solutions to bring us closer to our vision for the future.
MEDIA RELEASE FROM SHAPING OUR FUTURE INC, QUEENSTOWN LAKES DISTRICT:
5 March 2018
Shaping our Future turns the spotlight on water - Read the full media release
Shaping Our Future