As well as environmental improvements, Project Twin Streams also aims to bring economic, social and cultural benefits to the communities within its area. This approach is known as the Quadruple Bottom Line.
From an environmental perspective Project Twin Streams aims to:
- Integrate land-use planning and management of water supply, wastewater and stormwater to minimise flooding, reduce pollution and sedimentation in streams and the harbour.
- Integrate catchment management planning and application of the treatment-train approach.
- Recreate & restore ecological corridors, extending the Green Network.
- Create lower impact footprints in the future through a low-impact urban design and form.
- Encourage use of sustainable technologies.
- Contribute towards the mitigation of climate change and upholding the Kyoto protocol.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Project Twin Streams in improving the environmental & ecological health of the catchment.
From an economic perspective Project Twin Streams aims to:
- Create opportunities for collaborative ventures with government, business, iwi, urban Maori and academic institutions.
- Be a catalyst for iwi, Maori and community-based economic and enterprise development.
- Develop opportunities for research and new water, waste and energy efficient technologies.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Project Twin Streams in increasing job opportunities and economic development opportunities.
From a social perspective Project Twin Streams aims to:
- Encourage communities to understand and take ownership for the social, environmental, cultural & economic development of their localities.
- Facilitate the development of community governance structures for Project Twin Streams.
- Foster sustainable community leadership.
- Work in ways that develop and promote an integrated holistic approach to connect with people’s minds, bodies and spirits.
- Create lifelong learning opportunities about how to live, work and play sustainably.
- Provide pedestrian and cycle linkages that promote healthy lifestyles.
- Promote opportunities that advance affordable and sustainable housing.
- Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness of the community development approach in achieving the integration of the Quadruple Bottom Line.
From a cultural perspective Project Twin Streams aims to:
- Foster sharing of diverse cultures through creative methods such as storytelling, art, music, literature and drama.
- Ensure inclusiveness of and learning from different cultural views.
- Recognise, record, respect, promote and profile the heritage of local areas.
- Promote creative ways for learning.
- Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of using arts & culture to increase the understanding and uptake of local community & iwi.
More detailed information is available in the Project Twin Streams Strategic Plan