Growing Our Region

Recovery Taskforce projects and initiatives

Shovel Ready Projects
The global spread of COVID-19 will have a long lasting impact, which will continue to develop over the coming months and years. As they arise, it will be important to capture opportunities that will stimulate our region’s social, economic, built and natural environment, and cultural wellbeing, and strengthen our rural areas.
Transport Initiatives
In addition to over $1.05 billion worth of ‘shovel ready’ projects submitted to central government for funding consideration, a further $3.1 billion of investment towards transport infrastructure will enable projects already planned or underway to be accelerated, assisting with the region’s medium-term recovery from COVID-19. These transport initiatives have been identified by the Accessing Central New Zealand Governance Group. Group members include Mayors, councillors and council staff from across our region plus key stakeholders such as Waka Kotahi (NZTA).