Our Water Future. Tō tātou wai ahu ake nei. A discussion document. Executive summary

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Tō tātou wai ahu ake nei

Our water future

Clean, healthy water is essential to our future. It gives us life, shapes our environment and adds to the beauty of our region. Our connection with water is part of what makes living in Tāmaki Makaurau /Auckland so special.

As our region continues to grow and change, we need to look after this most precious taonga / treasure.

Defining our water future is a task for everyone together. We know that Aucklanders want cleaner, healthier waters.

Now, we want to take the conversation wider, to think about the many ways we depend on water. Auckland Council has decided to prepare a water strategy for the region, to describe how we will:

  • take care of natural waterbodies – our streams and rivers, lakes and harbours
  • meet our daily water needs as our population grows
  • look after our waters while managing our growth and development
  • and prepare for changes in our climate and our communities.

We want to hear what you think.
What kind of water future could we create?
What vision could we aspire to?
What are the big water issues we need to tackle?

Submissions on the discussion document close 19 April 2019. To have your say visit the Auckland Council website consultation pages.

See also, the full discussion document.

Last updated: 2019-02-18