Economic Wellbeing

Preventing long term environmental damage is vital to the economic and social well-being of our Upper Clutha communities.  The CCP identifies three key areas that provide for economic wellbeing:

  • Sustainable agriculture: Examples of sustainable agriculture practices include avoiding pollution, excessive nutrients, excessive extraction and erosion.
  • Sustainable tourism: Post Covid-19, our community is looking at how tourism can give back more to the community and environment than it takes.
  • Sustainable urbanisation: Managing future growth through addressing the impacts of sewage and wastewater treatment, urban stormwater and runoff from building sites.

In order to achieve our environmental outcomes, activities across all sectors need to be undertaken in a sustainable manner. Through WAI Action Groups, WAI Wānaka is facilitating the development of Business Environment Plans to better understand these impacts and identify mitigation actions.

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Wanaka Project receives $3 million to boost local environmental efforts

Latest news: November 3rd, 2020

A Wanaka project will get $3 million to deliver improvements in freshwater quality and biodiversity, and provide jobs, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “The WAI Wānaka Jobs for Nature project will provide much-needed work for those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19,” said Mr O’Connor. “These jobs will involve a mix of environmental