Dunedin is one of the world’s great small cities.
We have a thriving economy, a connected and supportive community and a distinctive built environment. We are active, safe and healthy, vibrant and creative and sustainable and resilient. We are a city of learning and we value and protect our natural environment.
To help direct the city’s limited resources towards achieving this vision, the Council, along with the community and stakeholders, has been developing a strategic framework with key priorities for investment, effort and development.
All of the eight key strategies are now in place:
- The Economic Development Strategy sets out priorities for increasing jobs, income and investment;
- The Social Wellbeing Strategy outlines how we’ll foster inclusive communities and quality lifestyles;
- Ara Toi, the arts and culture strategy, sets the direction for further strengthening arts and culture in Dunedin;
- The Spatial Plan shapes how we’d like Dunedin’s places and spaces to develop;
- The Integrated Transport Strategy sets priorities for how the safe and efficient movement of people and goods will be supported over the next 30 years;
- The 3 Waters Strategic Direction Statement 2010-2060 sets out how we will ensure the city has safe, reliable and affordable water services.
- The Te Ao Tūroa, the environment strategy outlines how we work together in partnership to facilitate and secure a healthy environment now and into future; and,
- The Parks and Recreation Strategy sets out how we will ensure “Dunedin’s communities are more active, more often, spending more time enjoying a connected and valued network of facilities, parks and open spaces.”.
All of the strategies, and Council’s decision-making in general, are underpinned by two key principles: sustainability, and respect for the Treaty of Waitangi.
Through the Long Term Plan, and within the parameters of its Financial Strategy, the Council outlines its commitment to resourcing the activity to deliver the city’s strategic priorities.