The Social Wellbeing Strategy provides a cohesive framework for the strategic direction of the Dunedin City Council as it considers the social wellbeing of its community. The Strategy seeks to celebrate what is great about Dunedin, while exploring new ways to build and develop relationships and to meet some of the challenges the City faces.
Dunedin has a long and proud history of social innovation, such as early initiatives in education, women’s suffrage and in addressing sweat labour laws. This notion of a caring community continues through to the highly-valued social services and assets we enjoy as a city today. Many of these services and assets are managed by the Dunedin City Council, across areas as diverse as community development, social housing, festivals and events, and the provision of recreation facilities such as sportsfields, playgrounds and pools.
The development of a draft Strategy was the result of feedback received from the community as part of the Your City Our Future work and other consultation processes such as previous annual plan submissions.
A comprehensive consultation programme has been undertaken which engaged the community on the draft Strategy, and the Strategy incorporates changes based on the feedback received.