Sustainability strategy review

We have now adopted the Sustainability Strategy 2020. Click here for more information.

The Sustainability Strategy 2012-2022 has been reviewed. We've developed a new draft Strategy with the help of our Climate Change focus groups, local expertise, and with reference to international best practice. We’ve proposed eight goals that we believe will set Upper Hutt on the right path to minimise our environmental impact, maximise remedial action, and role-model sustainable community living. 

 As part of the Annual Plan 2019-2020 consultation, Council pre-engaged with community to get an understanding of three key questions:

  • As a resident of Upper Hutt, what does sustainability mean to you?

  • What do you think are the biggest sustainability challenges that face Upper Hutt?

  • What do you think should be Upper Hutt’s primary sustainability focus

The feedback received resulted in 12 key themes:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Economic
  3. Energy
  4. Environment
  5. Ethics
  6. Housing
  7. Resilience
  8. Social
  9. Transport
  10. Waste/Recycling
  11. Water
  12. Other

We will be consulting with the community of the duration of the review - there will be a lot of opportunity to get involved.