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June, 2020

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has announced the members
of the Regenerative Recovery Advisory Group, tasked with looking at
recovery in the Queenstown Lakes district in the long term.
Selected via a diverse and representative steering group, the members
of the advisory group are a varied group from across the community.
Together the advisory group will contribute to the evolution and
achievement of the Recovery Plan, which will be steered by Vision
Beyond 2050. Mayor Jim Boult said he was grateful for the volunteer
contributions of the generous and knowledgeable contributors and very
happy with the diversity of the group.
The Regenerative Recovery Advisory Group represents a wide range of
backgrounds from across the Queenstown Lakes. The final composition
is five women and five men, four from the Upper Clutha, one who will
take a district-wide view and five from Wakatipu, said Mayor Jim
Boult. We are extremely lucky that these people have offered their
time and expertise to this important work.
The group will now look at innovative ideas for the future of the whole
community, contributing to the development of the Diversification Plan
and providing another channel of engagement to help shape He Mahere
Kahurutaka, Councils 2021-2031 Ten Year Plan.
Along with the Mayoral Taskforce on Tourism and Short Term Recovery,
the Regenerative Recovery Advisory Group will be instrumental to
ensuring the district restores and enhances its pre-COVID community
and economic wellbeing.
In alphabetical order, the confirmed participants are:
" Annis Somerville
" Erica Seville
" Julian Knights
" Kathy Dedo
" Leslie Van Gelder
" Monique Kelly
" Neil Jacobstein
" Rod Drury
" Roger Sharpe
" Simon Telfer

A youth position and a chair are still to be appointed to the group.
This group is one facet of a wider approach to the districts recovery
programme. Council is also working on labour redeployment and further
opportunities for job creation, community support through the Kia Kaha
Queenstown Lakes hub and plans to launch a whole of community ideas
portal in mid-July.


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