In order for the Freshwater Strategy to be successful, it needs the support of the wider regional community.
The actions outlined in the Waikato Freshwater Strategy will be further scoped and initial costings refined prior to incorporation in the Waikato Regional Council’s Draft 2018 – 2028 Long Term Plan which will then be open for submissions in 2018.
Through the long term plan, we work out how to prioritise our work across a wide range of activities to make sure we deliver on a number of long term outcomes for the region. One of these priority areas is fresh water.
The community will have another opportunity to have their say in March-April 2018, when the draft long term plan goes out for formal consultation and submissions. At this point, you will be able to provide feedback on the specific actions that make up the Waikato Freshwater Strategy.
If you would like to discuss the strategy further or receive a presentation for your organisation on the strategy, please don’t hesitate to contact Waikato Regional Council’s principal strategic advisor, Blair Dickie (firstname.lastname@example.org).