THIS WAS HOW YOU VOTED

March 21, 2013

 A VOTING DOCUMENT FOR THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE

(Survey active from 12 January 2013 to 23February 2013)

THIS WAS HOW YOU VOTED

Stop the Building:  Prevent the despoliation of Malta’s remaining countryside, protect the landscape and public views from development and take action against illegal use of land. 1
Promote sustainable water:  Let’s face it.  The lack of water and the heavy cost of creating it is a most critical national issue.  Give us a strategy and halt illegal ground water extraction 2
Reverse the culture on trees: Trees are not an expendable commodity, nor are they a public nuisance.  Please protect green lungs in urban areas. 3
Stop illegal hunting: especially in park land areas like the MajjistralNational Park 4
Culture pays: Dedicate another 1% of the total national budget to the enhancement of our built heritage and national monuments. These guarantee employment through tourism, maintenance, use and restoration. 5
Meet targets for alternative energy and reduction of waste:  Invest creatively in more communication programmes to help us understand what we can do to help at domestic, commercial and industrial level. 6
Save our national memory: Our national library and archives are in grave state of decay. Dedicate more resources to save the collections of our written memory. Prioritise digitalization and invest in new technology to guarantee their survival 7
Protect our local agriculture: By offering incentives to farming communities and by restricting importation of foreign produce we can guarantee livelihoods and protect the natural environment. 8
Protect the marine environment and our fish stocks:  Promote traditional fishing methods and a culture for the sustainable consumption of fish to preserve Malta’s artisanal fisherman and our marine resources. 9
Environmental catastrophes:    Give us a national strategy to help us cope in case      of earthquakes, tsunamis, oil spills, and disasters brought about by climate change. 10
More heritage and art at school: Dedicate a few more hours a week  to the teaching of heritage, history and the arts both at primary and secondary school level 11
Regenerate our Historic Centres: By offering financial benefits to regeneration initiatives, we can bring new life to our old town and village centres, prevent people fleeing these areas and maintain our island’s unique architectural character. 12

 

 

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