Horizons must set long-term visions for freshwater for each of our Freshwater Management Units (FMUs), or catchments within an FMU. These visions must contain goals that are ‘ambitious but reasonable’, meaning they may be difficult to achieve but not impossible.
We’ve chosen to set visions at an FMU level because it means we can consider how the water that falls at the top of a mountain or range is affected as it flows down through to the sea. It provides the opportunity to look at the individual pressures on each FMU and create unique visions reflective of this.
Below you can find our draft long-term visions for each FMU and an overall regional vision. These visions have been developed through tangata whenua, community and stakeholder engagement. You can find a summary of what we heard from our community and stakeholder engagement here.
Draft long-term visions for the revised One Plan
There is a regional vision, plus one for each of our Freshwater Management Units (FMUs), bar Whanganui which is being engaged on separately. These draft visions are a result of tangata whenua, stakeholders and the wider community feedback via engagement in 2022. If you have any feedback on the drafts below, share your thoughts here.