We’re working together with iwi, city and district council, economic development agencies, business, industry and central government leaders to help the Bay of Plenty region to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure that no-one is left behind.
Our aim is to support and deliver regional co-ordination to local initiatives that will create social, economic, environmental and cultural prosperity for the Bay of Plenty. We’ll be championing the region’s transition towards a low carbon economy, and advocating for central government initiatives that consider the current and future needs of the Bay of Plenty’s people, environments and businesses.
We began preparations for regional COVID-19 recovery during March/April 2020 concurrently with our delivery of essential services and Civil Defence response support work.
Recovery preparations have included information collation and liaison with partner agencies to plan and bid for central government funding. An early foundation for this work has been the Infometrics Economic Impacts Assessment report that we released in May 2020 – see download link below.
Read more about our Crown Infrastructure Project bids here.
See details about Government’s Jobs for Nature programme here.
We’re putting job creation and environmental improvement plans into action as successful funding bids for Regional Council-led projects are announced. We’re also considering longer-term regional recovery needs and ways that we can help, through the development of our next Long Term Plan.
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