Shaping Our Future
We provide a recognised process to analyse big issues & create community action
E.coli outbreaks, lake snow, algae blooms, flooding, pollution, water restrictions and the quality of our drinking water - it’s been a summer of water concerns in our district.
Shaping our Future invites you to share your views on our rivers, lakes, drinking and wastewater at Water Forums at:
If you can't make it have your say using our short water survey
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
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.