The Plan Jam

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Collaborating for the Auckland Plan and Local Board Plans

When: Wednesday 11th May 9am-midday
Where: Pioneer Woman’s Hall, Cnr High Street and Freyberg Place, Auckland
RSVP to: carlc@ecomatters.org.nz Carl Chenery, Climate Solutions & Regional Collaboration, EcoMatters Environment Trust

Who is invited:
Local groups, organisations, businesses, Auckland Council and Local Board Members wanting to contribute to a liveable Auckland that also responds to the twin challenges of climate change and the end of cheap oil.

Event Purpose:
Assist those working locally on resilience/livability/sustainability solutions to share and pool ideas for contributions to:
1. The Auckland (Spatial) Plan to ensure we become a livable region, that responds to the twin challenges of Climate Change and the end of cheap oil
2. A checklist of what can be influenced through the Local Board Plan process.

Background:
The Auckland (Spatial) Plan Discussion Document was released on March 23rd. It is intended to “be a bold 30-year vision and strategy for Auckland underpinned by the Mayor’s vision of making it the world’s most livable city. Our plan will be a different kind of plan. It will be a plan for better co-ordination and better investment, and not just a land-use plan.”
Feedback on the Discussion Document is due by 31 May.

The Auckland Plan presents an exciting, once in a life time opportunity, to influence the direction of our city towards a resilient, sustainable, vibrant and positive future.
At the same time local Boards are working on their draft Local Board plans for consultation in July. These plans are intended to reflect the aspirations, priorities and preferences of individual communities. Local Boards will play a key role in the delivery of the Auckland Plan vision at a local level.

Regional Possibilities, Local Action: Now is the time to take the ideas, wisdom and initiatives shared at the Regional Environment Hui in December 2010 (link to youtube talks and Harvest document here) to the next stage.

Hosted by:
EcoMatters Environment Trust, in collaboration with Kaipatiki Project, Grey Lynn 2030, Transition Towns Devonport and Mt Eden Village People.

To see previous events hosted as part of EcoMatters Regional Collaboration work, visit here.

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