Our Vision and Community Outcomes

Our Vision

Tō tātou rohe – taiao ora, tangata ora, mauri ora.

Our place – a healthy environment where people are thriving.

Our Community Outcomes

Our community outcomes are what we aim to achieve to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of our communities in the present and for the future whilst taking a sustainable development approach (Local Government Act 2002).

As part of every Long-term Plan, Horizons as a local authority, is required to set out the region’s community outcomes. For this Long-term Plan, Council has refreshed its community outcomes. This review was also an opportunity to reflect changes to the legislation in 2019.

The following are what Council has determined to be the high level outcomes that it pursues. They are:

  • Our region’s ecosystems are healthy
  • Our region has effective transport networks
  • Our region’s communities are resilient to the impacts of natural hazards and climate change
  • Our region’s economy is thriving
  • Our region’s communities are vibrant and empowered

Our Strategic Priorities

Achievement of the community outcomes requires some level of prioritisation and trade-offs. To that end, Horizons has four strategic priorities to inform the next three years. They are (in no particular order):

  • freshwater
  • climate change
  • unlocking information
  • biodiversity

Read the 2021-31 Long-term Plan to learn more