Central Prospects 2007/08 - 2013/14
The Community Outcomes for Central Otago were reviewed in 2007. Previously done in 2003/04 Central Prospects found out what big issues were facing Central Otago communities.
It is important Council and the many partners involved in Central Prospects have a picture of key concerns and priority issues to enable it to set the future actions within our community.
A copy of the reviewed document which outlines the issues and actions for 2007/08 to 2013/14 can be downloaded by selecting the link below.
Download the final Community Outcomes 2007/08 - 2013/14 (232kb) completed in 2007.
What is Central Prospects?
During 2003 the Council invited community views on where Central Otago was headed, what the main issues were and what people expected of the Council and other key agencies in the future growth and development of the district. This district-wide and comprehensive consultation exercise and resulting programme of workshops and action plans were collectively known as Central Prospects.
Download the final Community Outcomes (pdf 209kb) completed in 2003/04.
Why was it done?
For two reasons:
- The extraordinary transformation of Central Otago in the last several years highlighted the need to address the impacts of change while they could still be managed.
- The Local Government Act 2002 includes some major changes in what communities can now expect of their district council. One such change is the need for councils to actively seek the community's vision for their district.
What is the essence of Central Prospects?
It is all about community participation.
A community planning process works best when lots of people get involved. The more people who have their say, the more robust the process will be. Many people have been involved in Central Prospects. As well as the survey that was distributed to all households, more than 500 members of the public actively participated in the various group and public meetings held throughout the district.
It is also about making choices
We have choices - we can do nothing, and let the future happen to us, or we can get involved, join the debate and shape the future we want. But first, we have to agree about what it is that we want.
It is about seizing an opportunity
We are living through remarkable times in Central Otago. There is change all around us. We genuinely have a once in a lifetime opportunity to make that change work for us.
It is not just about us
A number of government agencies have also contributed in a spirit of true partnership.
Ministry of Social Development
Department of Conservation
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Otago Conservation Board
Historic Places Trust
Transit New Zealand
New Zealand Police
Fish and Game
Otago District Health Board
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Otago Regional Council
Child Youth and Family
Ministry of Education
Community Employment Group
Housing New Zealand
Energy and Efficiency Conservation Authority
Central Prospects also involved as many community groups and organisations as possible, together with many non-government organisations and private sector businesses.