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.