Every day Council make decisions that impact the future of our city and the wellbeing of Hamiltonians. In making these decisions we consider the positive difference they will have on our environment, our culture, our economy and our social connections.
We have a responsibility, and an amazing opportunity, to improve the wellbeing of our city.
So, what’s most important to you, your family and your neighborhood?
How do you think we can make Hamilton even better?
We embrace our individual and collective roles as kaitiaki (caretakers) for our land, water and air for the generations to come and aim to be leaders in effective response to climate change. We honour, enhance and protect our environmental treasures like the Waikato River, Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park and our city's extensive gully system.
We live in a safe, connected city which cares for everyone in our communities and provides places and spaces for individuals and families to play, relax, and come together. As individuals we feel comfortable being who we are and enjoy what our great river city offers every day.
We recognise strong, supportive social connections are the essential building blocks for quality of life and the wellbeing of our people.
Our city values, respects, protects and promotes tangata whenua, acknowledges our shared history and celebrates our cultural identity and heritage. Our people are proud of their city and proud to be inclusive and welcoming and manaakitanga (hospitality) guides our interactions with others. As individuals we respect each others faiths and customs, particularly Maaori tikanga. As a community we celebrate the vibrancy brought to our city by residents from more than 160 ethnicities.
We are an ambitious, smart and progressive city which enables and encourages innovation, education and sustainable growth. We have a strong and diverse business sector and our city is built on true partnerships. By working together, we can and will achieve great outcomes. Our city’s high-quality infrastructure and our commitment to thinking ahead makes our city affordable, accessible and attractive to new investment.
You’ll need to choose some words from the questions above before having your final say here.