Wellbeing means different things to different people. For most, it’s linked with health, happiness, prosperity, and having a sense of meaning or purpose in life. That could mean having a good, stable job. It could be knowing your kids are safe at school and getting a good education. It could be having a lake or river nearby that’s clean – a place where you can go to enjoy the outdoors. It might be knowing your neighbours and belonging to local groups where people get together and connect. Or it might be feeling safe, secure and warm in your home.

What does wellbeing mean to you?

Shaping Tomorrow Together – The Central Otago Wellbeing Project is about identifying what is important to you about living, working or holidaying in Central Otago. What will be important to you and will contribute to your wellbeing in the future and how can we work together to make sure we take care of the things that matter most to you.

This important work will help develop a 50-year vision that will be used to shape Central Otago’s future. It will guide Council’s immediate priorities and inform discussions with Central Government, and other entities that influence this place, to shape longer term decisions in ways that deliver the best possible outcomes for the people and places of Central Otago.

A 50-year vision will also help guide us as communities and inform local agencies work to ensure we’re all playing a part in shaping our own future.

Fifty-years might seem a long way off, but we all know how time flies.

Think back 50 years; can you imagine or remember what was different back then to the way we live today? Roads and transport options, quality of housing, plumbing and hot water on tap, waste collection at our gates, state of the environment, good health care, fast communication, convenience and greater diversity.

What else would you add to that list? Is there anything that we lack now that we had back then? Are those things still going to be important in the next 50 years?

We know that the world is rapidly changing. We know that our population is ageing. We know that technology is evolving faster than we are. What does that mean for you and your family?

‘There’s nothing more powerful than a community that knows what it cares about’. Margaret J. Wheatley

So, what do you believe in for this place? What do you hope for? What do you love?

We’d love for you to be part of this conversation about the future of Central Otago.

CODC has partnered with research and data specialists Angus & Associates to gather and compile the information.

Register to get involved in the conversations

Click here(External link) to complete a short (5min) registration form.

Registering your interest means that you will be sent a survey to complete during the next few months to let us know your thoughts.

You may also be contacted to be part of one of a series of workshops to be held at locations throughout the district during

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