I’M reimagining what our Valley could be and I see five key trends affecting what we are aiming for: THE rise of the individual asking questions and how they are responded to. RESOURCE stress related to the combined pressures of growth in the number of people, economic expansion and climate change impacts on daily life. EMBRACING the idea where waste materials are kept in circulation, low cost utility services, and exploring organics processing. CLIMATE change and building capacity and resilience to respond to chal- lenges such as bush fire, floods, waste management, health and wellbeing. FINDING new ways of delivering services while responding to the budget, annual plan and balancing the need to reduce debt against the need to borrow.