In 2016 Rotorua Lakes Council established seven measurable long-term goals. These goals set the direction for the district and for council work, services and planning.
During the past few years the focus has been on issues needing immediate attention, but moving forward, the following seven goals will influence the work council does.
The seven goals
Papa whakatipu - outstanding places to play
Recreation opportunities are part of the Rotorua lifestyle; connecting us, transporting us and surrounding us.
Waahi pūmanawa - vibrant city heart
The inviting and thriving inner city reflects Rotorua's unique heritage and lakeside location.
Whakawhanake pākihi - business innovation and prosperity
Rotorua boasts a diverse and sustainable economy energised by natural resources and innovative people.
Kāinga noho, kāinga haumaru - homes that match needs
Quality, affordable homes which are safe and warm, and available to meet everyone's needs.
He hāpori pūmanawa - a resilient community
Inclusive, liveable and safe neighbourhoods give residents a sense of place; and confidence to be involved and connected.
He huarahi hou - employment choices
Rotorua is a prosperous connected community; growing education, training and employment opportunities.
Tiakina to taiao - enhanced environment
Rotorua is known globally for its clean, natural environment, air quality and healthy lakes.