He ara whakamua, he ara hou a murihiku Moving forward, new pathways for murihiku
The goal of the Beyond 2025 Southland plan, developed with our people for our people, is:
“Southland has updated its Southland Regional Development Strategy, which works towards a good life for all. The plan has strong community support”.
The plan, which builds on the previous work of the Southland Regional Development Strategy (SoRDS), has 16 workstreams within five areas of focus. Each workstream has a clear objective and its own bespoke approach. Some will have work groups established to guide the process; piggy back on an existing group or will facilitate the delivery of key research, data and insights.
The process to develop the Beyond 2025 Southland plan will take 18 months and will require multi-stakeholder partnership with councils, mana whenua, the business sector, local communities, other key stakeholders and central government.
This plan cannot address and solve all issues currently in the region. There is already a lot of work happening and we’ve identified who is already doing what, where the gaps are and the greatest value this process and plan can play. It’s key role will be to provide a regional view and context with a clear vision taking Southland Murihiku forward into the future.
To find out about each workstreams mahi check them out below.
To support and enable Southland Murihiku to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.Read more
To prepare for and understand the implications of climate change on land in Southland Murihiku.Read more
To prepare for and understand how to future proof water and water assets to ensure the region can prosper.Read more
To review and confirm the sustainable pathway for the Southland Murihiku tourism sector to recover and achieve its potential as a key diversification opportunity.Read more
To identify opportunities, constraints and pathways forward to diversify and grow/expand technology based and manufacturing businesses in Southland Murihiku.Read more
To develop the Southland Murihiku future crops and food opportunity pathwayRead more
Identification of what investment is needed to establish a sustainable open ocean aquaculture industry in Southland Murihiku.Read more
To ensure that the primary sector, in particular agriculture, continues to be the driving force of the Southland Murihiku economy and the backbone of the New Zealand economy.Read more
To identify pathways and support networks for existing local businesses to be innovative, remain competitive and create capability - supporting the positioning of Southland Murihiku as a globally competitive marketplaceRead more
To understand current and future demand, and supply, of energy in Southland Murihiku considering immediate and long-term challenges and opportunities.Read more
To support and enable development of housing within the Southland Murihiku region.Read more
To ensure the region’s transport system (road, rail, air and sea) enables and supports regional growth and wellbeing, while understanding and planning for new opportunities and challenges.Read more
To gain an understanding of the key issues and areas of the region that have underperforming connectivity and coverage and suggest pathways for improvement.Read more
Attract and retain people to the region by actively promoting Southland Murihiku as an attractive and vibrant place for people to live, work and play.Read more
To understand the interdependence of rural and urban communities in order to ensure a prosperous and aligned Southland Murihiku region.Read more
To ensure a joined-up approach to labour market planning which will see our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing workforce and skills needs in Southland Murihiku.Read more