The Kawarau Southern Communities will gather on the evening of the 25th of October and the afternoon of Saturday 30th of October 2021 to discuss the long term vision for the area. The two forums to be held at the Remarkables Primary School will bring Jack’s Point, Hanley’s Farm, Wye Creek, Lakeside Estates and the future Coneburn and Homestead bay developments together to develop a set of high-level outcomes and a 30 year vision. The vision aims to describe an ideal future for the communities and unite the full spectrum of community interests and community groups around a set of inspiring common goals.
The Queenstown Lakes district spatial plan entitled “Grow Well/Whaiora was adopted by the QLDC in July this year and aspires to build sustainable, connected, carbon neutral communities. The Shaping our Future process is intended to complement the existing Spatial Plan by ensuring the Southern Kawarau communities are involved at addressing priority issues in this specific area and results will lead to the formation of a local task force. Local community input being the missing link.
The forum will identify a set of key priority issues that need to be address in the short to medium term but will also look further to the future of the Kawarau Southern Communities in 30, 40- or 50-year’s time. By addressing these issues now, the community can collectively work towards a common goal for future generations.
The forum will be facilitated in world café style with groups working together around tables. It will be inclusive all ages and interests and will seek consensus as far as possible through prioritisation.