Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy and Action plan
We know our region. We know our people. We know our future.
This is our strategy to lift the prosperity of our people, and
our plan to put the strategy into action.
Our future lies in adding value to what we produce, it lies in tourism and it lies in knowledge-intensive industries. It means developing:
and our businesses,
and it needs the infrastructure to make it work – high-quality transport and reliable water supplies.
And when it comes to our environment, it means trees – to grow our economy, provide jobs and protect our environment.
The best of rural and urban living
Wairarapa is our region, our people and our future.
Change is taking place and we want to be in control of that change, and we want to be sure that those who find it difficult to keep up are not forgotten.
This is our pathway forward – what is good for us is good for the region and for New Zealand.
Programme at a glance
This diagram captures the whole programme in one picture. At the centre is the vision surrounded by the focus areas, then the action areas and finally the actions.
A full explanation of the logic for the choice of focus and action areas is contained in the report and in the appendix. The rest of the report details all aspects of this diagram including the proposed actions.
Sectors: Added Value Food & Beverage, Tourism and Knowledge Intensive Industries
Focus on People
Focus on Infrastructure
Environment: Water and Trees
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The Wairarapa Economic DeveloplemtnStrategy (WEDS) Steering and Governance Groups exist to govern and manage the implementation of the WEDS, and as part of this to also provide local input and oversight into applications for funding for local projects, including applications to the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF).
The Steering Group will consider alignment of applications with the Wairarapa Economic Development Strategy (WEDS) and will as appropriate facilitate the refining of individual and groups of proposals/applications to secure the best outcomes for the Wairarapa in regards to placement of resources and opportunities for the communities of the region. The Steering Group will also make appropriate recommendations to the Governance Group on this basis.
Applications can be made directly to the PGF however working with the Steering and Governance Group can assist in placing an application that aligns with their criteria for decision making (being strong regional support for the project, among other factors), therefore improving the region’s chances of positive outcomes for applications.
A flow chart of the process for consulting with the WEDS Groups and making funding applications is included below.