Sustainability Policy

​A Corporate Sustainability Policy and Action Plans was adopted by Council in December 2008. The focus is on corporate initiatives at this stage, but also sets the foundation for future council-community initiatives (eg, development of a Community Action Plan for Climate Protection in 2009/10). Long-term opportunities from Council’s leadership in this area include marketing Rotorua as a ‘green’ tourism destination.

Aspects of this document also reflect the current social, economic and political setting in New Zealand including fluctuating energy costs, global financial market crises, national targets for pollution control and greenhouse gas emissions, and debate over such legislation as the Emissions Trading Scheme and the Waste Minimisation Act 2008. In addition, the context for this Policy and Action Plans includes a desire by Council to maintain rates increases at or below inflationary growth over the coming three year period.

 
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