Sustainability strategy review

UPDATE: We are currently looking for participants from the community to take place in two Climate Change Focus Groups.  To find out more, click here.


 The Sustainability Strategy 2012-2022 is currently under review.  One of the key questions we will need to answer is 'what is Sustainability in Upper Hutt?'  The United Nations have outlined 17 goals in their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) which is a good place to start.

 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.