Workshop 3: Developing the Plan

Workshop 3 was held on 16 October and 19 October. This summary will give you an idea of what was covered and opportunities to participate in the discussion. You can see summaries of the previous workshops at the links below:


Values & Vision Statement

Participants looked at 35 of the values and attributes that make up great communities, and developed them into a prioritised list. They then discussed how these characteristics relate to and interact with one another. 

Next, each group drafted a vision statement using their top values as a starting point. These were shared with the rest of the group and put up on the wall. Everyone was given three sticky dots to apply to the statements that resonated most with them. After this, participants looked at the statements that received fewer dots and identified the characteristics and values they had that were missing from the most popular statements. All of the proposed vision statements are listed below. 

  1. A welcoming, vibrant, nurturing community where all belong, living sustainably in the physical and natural environment. 
  2. A welcoming, well-resourced coastal community where we care for each other and our environment.
  3. A friendly, happy, safe, and welcoming community with a vibrant heart, supported by excellent infrastructure and facilities, and in harmony with its environment. 
  4. A safe, inclusive, and resilient community that is at the very heart of decision-making about the community. A community to make a life in. 
  5. A place where people of all ages and backgrounds can make a home and thrive [with kennels for their artistic and artistically challenge dogs].
  6. A place for all people that is inclusive and vibrant, has good facilities and services, and a clean and cared-for environment that we are proud to belong to. 
  7. A safe, friendly, and vibrant community where everyone is accepted and valued. A place with an abundance of facilities and natural features that residents and visitors respect and can easily access and use. 
  8. While respecting the unique environment and history, create for the future a vibrant, united, diverse, and trusting culture that meetings the communities' future needs. 
  9. A resilient community that is easy to move around, is well-serviced, and appreciates the natural environment.
  10. Safe for all ages. A place for families to live. Respect and caring for people and environment. Easy to get around, into, and out of. 

We will continue to refine our vision statement after Workshop 4, but want everyone to keep the wider picture in mind as we start discussing the future of The Parade. 

Ideas Generation

Using their prioritised list of values, tables brainstormed concrete ideas for projects that would help Island Bay embody those attributes. Next, we thought of more ideas from the perspective of different groups, such as children, visitors to Island Bay, gold card holders, business owners, and families. After that we looked at building on each other's ideas.

You can view and add to the list of project ideas at the link below. We have combined similar ideas to make the list easier to navigate. Ideas specific to the Parade are not currently included in this list as they will be discussed at Workshops 4 and 5. 

To help us identify the areas that are most important to the community, you can allocate up to 20 dot votes to different projects that you would like to see happen in the community. Please note that we are not voting to choose specific projects over others at this stage, but merely seeking to understand what priorities are most important. 

NOTE: Following access difficulties, we have made changes to GroupMap (the interactive online tool). You will now be asked for your email address when joining a map for the first time. This will send you a link that allows you to revisit the map and make more contributions in the future. 

Idea Mapping

Finally, groups were given large maps of Island Bay and asked to identify places and attributes using three different categories:

  • Pain Points - things that make life difficult and need to be fixed, changed, or built
  • Needs Improvement - things that are generally positive, but could be made even better
  • Worth Saving - things that make Island Bay great, and should be kept, maintained, or preserved

If you weren't at the workshop, you can add your own pins to the digital map at the link below. Just drag and drop the pins at the top of the map to create a new item. We will be gradually adding the ideas from the workshop maps over the next few days, so please check back regularly to see and comment on ideas. 

What's Next?

At Workshop 4, we will get into more specifics about Island Bay, and The Parade in particular. We’re going to examine and understand what is important to us about the elements that make up the Parade, such as how we share spaces, how we move around, and the look and feel of the space. This will lead us towards a series of design statements to inform the complex picture that is The Parade.

At Workshop 5, we will take the design statements from Workshop 4 and work alongside technical and design experts to piece together, prototype, and test various solutions for the Parade as a whole. This session will not develop the final design for the Parade, but will provide the parameters for the experts to draft a design for community feedback. The date and location for this workshop will be confirmed and announced after Workshop 4. 

We’d like to see even more people at the next workshops, so please bring a friend – you can join the process at any time. It doesn't matter if you missed previous workshops or can only attend one - your voice is important! 

The Island Bay Plan

The next workshops will focus primarily on the future of The Parade, but we will continue to revisit the work we have already done on the long-term plan for Island Bay. You can continue to have your say on the outline of the plan, the community asset mapping, and the timeline at the links below. 

  • Island Bay Plan - chapters and high-level themes
  • Asset Mapping - what people, places, and things make our community unique? 
  • Timeline - what are the advantages and disadvantages of a 5, 10, 20, or 50 year plan?