“Restore more native trees by subsidising people to plant them.” Kiri, Silverdale
“Focus on restoring the city’s gullies and improving public access to them, looking into making them pest-free attractions.” Benjamin, St. Andrews
Hamiltonians have told us that investing in a city that can be enjoyed for generations is crucial. Shaping a green city involves investing more in our city’s natural areas, having a clear response to climate change and managing a safe and resilient water supply that doesn’t impact the Waikato River.
In September 2020, Council formally adopted the 2020/2021 Climate Change Action Plan. As a result, we have a new programme of activities to reduce our emissions as a Council. These activities include investing in more efficient lighting, air conditioning and heating across our sites and improving the efficiency of our vehicle fleet. We’re also proposing to reduce our use of natural gas as renewable energy production increases.
In December 2020, Council also adopted the Nature in the City Strategy. This has given us direction for investment in projects to restore, grow and care for nature across the city. We’re focussing on increasing native vegetation cover within the city’s gully network to create thriving habitats for native plant and animal life. We want nature to thrive in Hamilton and nurture us wherever we are.
There’s also projects we considered but haven’t included in our budgets. You can view this list here.
Is there a project you really want us to do, or not do? Let us know in the feedback form.