Feedback and Consultation Statistics
Following the launch of the draft Roadmap on 9 May 2019, public consultation included visits to more than 40 locations with over 1,000 people. Feedback was received via an online interactive tool, email or by writing to Venture Taranaki.
Over 25 email submissions were received representing thousands of individuals and organisations, and a further 135 submissions via our online interactive tool were recorded. Feedback was analysed, and key themes were considered by the Lead Group. Largely, the contents of the Roadmap were endorsed by submitters. Some changes were made, particularly around:
- The inclusion of conservation – in protecting the environment, but also as an enabler to a low-emissions economy through conservation projects providing meaningful jobs.
- Acknowledging the required planning throughout the transition to ensure vulnerable people who currently experience disparity have a greater share of and higher participation in the region’s prosperity and success/future.
- The need for Māori input and perspectives continually to be sought.
- The role for workers that unions will have in this transition.
- Strengthening the importance of education for tamariki, as well as workers transitioning in their careers.
- The need to protect and repair the environment and infrastructure as we move towards low-emissions.
- Specific areas across many of the topics in the Roadmap.