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Our people cherish the unique and beautiful landscape of the Central Hawke’s Bay.
Project THRIVE reaffirmed that great value is placed on our natural environment, ensuring that it is healthy and can sustain future generations is important to our community. Together we are: “Successful environmental guardians, ensuring future generations THRIVE here”.
During Project THRIVE our community told us they would like Central Hawke’s Bay to be a good example to the rest of New Zealand, leading the way in clean environmental and sustainability practices. Council has a specific role in providing local leadership and decision making, the community also has a local leadership role to play. Council is looking forward to working with community leaders on the Environmental and Sustainability Reference Group to consider how our community can lead the way and be a role model to the rest of New Zealand. We have a number of environmental challenges to face - one of most the significant being the impacts of climate change.
Central Hawke’s Bay District Council has adopted its first Environmental and Sustainability Strategy, which sets the direction for how it will manage its impact on the environment for years to come.
The strategy is a key deliverable of Project Thrive, to deliver on the communities’ aspirations for Central Hawke’s Bay - a proud and prosperous district made up of strong communities and connected people who respect and protect our environment and celebrate our beautiful part of New Zealand.
Developed alongside the community with the support of a community reference group and external expertise, the Environmental and Sustainability Strategy will deliver on the council’s commitments made in the 2018-21 Long Term Plan. It captures activities and initiatives that the Council can influence, coordinate or facilitate, and in some instances deliver.
The strategy has four priority areas: Managing our impact on waterways, increasing recycling and reducing waste to landfill, conserving water and managing climate change.
This WMMP sets out the priorities and a strategic framework to minimise and manage the waste in our district. Council has a key role in collecting, sorting and transferring waste, but we will need to work in partnership with our community, businesses and industry to achieve
our goals. The actions will be carried forward into our longterm and annual plans to ensure we have the resources to deliver the plan’s goals and objectives.
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