New residents will have the opportunity to participate in the establishment and on-going development of the town. This will be carried out in a manner which acknowledges established sustainable principles whilst fostering enterprise and creativity.
All aspects of the development and operation of the town will reflect the social, economic and environmental principles of the co-operative.
To construct the new town - built development professionals, tradesmen, building companies, manufacturers of building materials prefabrication of low carbon homes;
To operate the town’s infrastructure - district heating plant, electric bus and cycle company, waste recycling company, building maintenance, open space maintenance;
To establish value added agro-businesses such as food production, food processing, farmer’s market;
To establish arts and crafts businesses;
To establish Owenstown as a tourist and visitor attraction with facilities such as hotel, restaurants, cafes, Winter Garden and outdoor recreation; and
To offer ideas and opportunities for the Board of the Co-op to invest in where this assists the economic growth of the town or the surrounding rural investment area.