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Picture Our Environment Roadshow
Role: Project Manager/Interpreter | Year: 2005 |
Client: Horizons Regional Council | Visitorship: c. 4000
An early example of local government taking their consultation processes on the road
Bettina was engaged by Horizons Regional Council to establish a series of innovative community consultation projects centred around the development of their new second generation regional planning document - the One Plan.
An interactive community consultation roadshow developed by Bettina and Emmanuel Yiannoutsos of EmmanuelDesign, formed the core of the project and visited 10 towns in the Horizons region over a 3-month period. A high-impact, exhibition-style roadshow, it illustrated potential environmental issues facing the region using specially-commissioned photographs taken by local lens magician - David Lupton.
In an analogy to the balancing act the Council undertakes using ratepayer's funds, roadshow visitors were asked to rank potential policy issues according to their perceived priority to fix. Voting was done using paper 'environmental dollars'. This yielded a quantitative measure of the community's priorities for the Council to then act upon.
It was highly successful, with nearly 4000 people participating - a record response for a Horizons community consultation project!