Re-imagining the Queenstown Lakes District’s economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing has been the work of the Regenerative Recovery Advisory Group (RRAG) over the past year. Emerging from lockdown, and reeling from the impacts of COVID-19, Queenstown Lakes District Council invited key thinkers and influencers from across the district to work together on the challenge.
Operating as a think tank and incubator, the RRAG’s foundational thinking, recommendations and emerging initiatives have been published in their final report. Discussions with community leaders, diversification experts and government Ministers, and proprietary research have shaped the report. It provides five principles to guide a regenerative recovery and showcases specific initiatives that have emerged during the RRAG’s tenure. It also outlines seven areas of recommended actions including investment in holistic community wellbeing, diversified economic development, the creation of clusters and impact investing via innovative public/private partnerships.
LINK Manager Kathy Dedo was a RRAG member and is happy to discuss the report, which is now being used in many organisations’ planning across the district.