The Chatham Islands Investment Strategy reflects the vision Chatham Islanders have for their community. It takes a wellbeing approach towards identifying investment priorities for the Islands.

The Strategy has five outcome areas which cover the following topics: infrastructure, environment, economic, social and cultural. The wellbeing approach recognises that success in each of the outcome areas will lead to success in the other parts of the community.

Each outcome area has a set of focus areas – these are priority investment areas identified by the community for the next four years.

There are three flagship projects which have been prioritised as they are key drivers towards improving overall wellbeing. These are the airport runway extension, telecommunications connectivity, and renewable energy.

The strategy was developed by representatives from the four key Chatham Islands entities: Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri Iwi Trust, Hokotehi Moriori Trust, Chatham Islands Council and Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust.