Looking to the Future
In a recent Canterbury-wide survey, 150 Mackenzie residents were asked to compare the way the District was now and how they would like it to be in fifty years time.
The biggest gaps between current performance and future desires were in these areas:
- The economic value of water to be managed
- Ground water systems in a healthy condition
- Good health care for all
- Enough water in lakes and rivers to support living things
- Wages and salaries high enough to earn a decent living.
Councils role in meeting some of these aspirations will not be as prime mover, but it will have an important part to play as advocate and facilitator on behalf of the community.