Submission | Waitaki District Council District Plan 2030
By Otago Chamber of Commerce | Posted: Friday August 16, 2019
In our approach to the District Plan Review, the Chamber focussed on those matters that affect business with the desired outcome that Waitaki is business friendly, encouraging business growth and providing an environment where people want to live, work and spend their leisure time.
We acknowledged the Council’s input into a district plan that is future focused whilst taking into consideration the preservation of heritage, cultural and natural environs across the region. However, we noted that one key area missing off the Strategic Directions was planning for business development and growth. In considering this we believe that the prosperity of the district is dependent on population growth/stability and that business is essential to this. Successful business is required to create jobs which pay staff a remuneration that allows for them the live sustainably in our community. Our recommendation was to add “Business Development and Growth” as a strategic direction.
The full submission can be found attached below.