In our February update we described the process to develop our business plan to cover the period 2022-23.
We described the plan as building up a matrix approach towards the roles and functions we undertake, making clear the choices we have made about:
· Which SDGs we prioritise (vertical priorities)
· What tools we use (horizontal priorities)
· The extent of our involvement- both vertically and horizontally
The WWP Kaitiaki Advisory Board has now approved our business plan,
The plan has been designed to be quick and easy to read, identifying our overarching goals and targets, priority projects and focus areas we will have.
The major dimensions of the plan are:
· Moemoea- Our Vision- as defined at the very start of the WWP as achieving a more environmentally sustainable, prosperous and inclusive Waikato region by 2030.
· Our Kaupapa – the underlying framework of our project is the United Nations Sustainable development Goals, localised to the Waikato by incorporating Te Ao Māori into the way we do things
· Whanonga Pono- Our Values- also developed at the start of the WWP as defined through the community conversations
· Awhero- Our Targets – based on the SDGs and collated into 10 categories. The targets were developed through community conversations and reflect research to ensure that the targets were both ambitious and achievable at a stretch
· Whakaarotau- Priorities 2022-23
· Our priorities are presented in two dimensions:
· Impact: the priority actions we will take, directly contributing to the achievement of our wellbeing targets
· Effectiveness: the actions we will take to ensure that the project partners with Waikato Māori, is led effectively and has the resources it needs to continue beyond 2023
With both our Kaupapa and Wakaarotau, we have central pou built around partnerships for the goals. We have highlighted the Waikato Plan as a critical partnership, as will be the upcoming Waikato Spatial Plan.
With guidance from Waikato Tainui, and input from Leo Waitere and Tuihana Ohio we have incorporated te reo and local design elements into the business plan to reflect the local dimensions of wellbeing for us in the Waikato.
We will keep the business plan constantly updated and will make adjustments and changes as required.