The Taranaki 2050 draft Roadmap was launched at the Just Transitions Summit in New Plymouth in May 2019 and sets out a vision for the region in the low-emission economy of the future.

The draft Roadmap encompasses views and ideas from across the Taranaki community. It considers questions about what we want Taranaki to look like in 2050, and then starts to plot a course to help us get there.

To generate this draft Roadmap, Venture Taranaki created six working groups and six exploration groups focusing on various topics. Each group brought together ideas, knowledge, experience and innovation from individuals, community groups, businesses, workers and the next generation in a collaborative plan for the future of Taranaki.

The working group sectors included food & fibre, energy, Māori economy, innovation/R&D, tourism and people & talent, while the exploration group sectors included infrastructure & transport, health & wellbeing, environmental sciences, regulatory, arts, and metrics & evaluation. There was also a Youth Workshop and a Creative Challenge (for ages 7-18) where we collected insights and ideas from the next generation. 

We also held five community workshops around the region in Hawera, Waitara, Stratford, Opunake and New Plymouth. The 29 workshops directly involved over 700 participants, and a further 280 were surveyed online or in person about their views. The process also got creative ideas from hundreds of Taranaki school children.
Read more about Taranaki 2050 here.




07 June 2019