Activate Tairāwhiti has been established to focus on transformational economic development initiatives and will take a lead role in helping make that happen. There has been extensive communication with industry, stakeholders and others, and an Economic Development Workplan has now been completed, with early projects under way.
ECT was originally tasked with creating the economic development agency proposal and seeking the necessary funding to establish it. To do that, ECT analysed the environment and looked at the best possible way to set up the agency for Tairāwhiti. Those results and the proposal were put to GDC and the ECT board for approval.
In 2014, we agreed to provide financial support for Activate Tairāwhiti at the rate of $180,000 a year for three years until at least June 30, 2017.
Find out more about Activate Tairawhiti at www.activatetairawhiti.co.nz.