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I think all economic discussions should be framed by the circular economy principles to “Design out Waste, Keep resources in use, and Regenerate natural systems.” We should plan towards the need for all residents to transition into lifestyles which involve lower energy use. These principles can assist with planning e.g. if we plan for reduced car use (because in the near future car ownership may be shared, or people will book the use of a car when they need one) then it makes sense for the CBD to become a shared space, with no through traffic, and for development applications, or infill housing, to need fewer car parking spaces to be provided. Rather than being reactionary, GDC can provide proactive leadership to assist in the required transition towards a low carbon, low energy, regenerative economy, through thoughtful planning.
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Don't forget about our vulnerable people - the homeless, families in poverty. These make up a large percentage and they can do little to help the environment when their days and energy are consumed with worry about the basics of life and keeping their head above water. Lift these people up and you will significantly increase support for environmental causes. And if we create jobs lets make sure we are creating 'jobs with dignity'.
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> How do we attract more people to the region? more biodiversity. support eco friendly housing

> What further infrastructure will we need to support this growth?water tanks, septic tanks. less reliance on central systems

» What infrastructure do we need to support the sustainable development of our key regional industries?

» What are the opportunities to reduce our waste stream? Education, workshops. support for businesses reusing/upcycling.

» How do we move towards a more circular economy? education, workshops

> How do we eliminate waste? education. ban excess packaging coming in to the region

> How do we create a more liveable region? more biodiversity, better water quality, cycleways, more parks

> How do we regenerate natural systems? support native tree planting, regeneration. predator free.

» What are the opportunities for new industries and business sectors across Tairāwhiti? green eco friendly jobs, tourism, education

> Tech hub? yes

> Manufacturing / value added to primary products? yes
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> How do we attract more people to the region? more biodiversity. support eco friendly housing

> What further infrastructure will we need to support this growth?water tanks, septic tanks. less reliance on central systems

» What infrastructure do we need to support the sustainable development of our key regional industries?

» What are the opportunities to reduce our waste stream? Education, workshops. support for businesses reusing/upcycling.

» How do we move towards a more circular economy? education, workshops

> How do we eliminate waste? education. ban excess packaging coming in to the region

> How do we create a more liveable region? more biodiversity, better water quality, cycleways, more parks

> How do we regenerate natural systems? support native tree planting, regeneration. predator free.

» What are the opportunities for new industries and business sectors across Tairāwhiti? green eco friendly jobs, tourism, education

> Tech hub? yes

> Manufacturing / value added to primary products? yes
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