Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders are welcoming as “an important commitment” the Government’s announcement of a new $200 million fund to support post-COVID recovery in the regions and build regional economies.
The Manawatū-Whanganui Region has received a $45 million injection today, with Regional Economic Development Minister, Hon Shane Jones, announcing Government funding towards Foxton environment and visitor amenities, Whanganui Port infrastructure and repairs to lower river training structures, the development of a new wing for the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, and talent and skills initiatives to support the region’s labour market.
Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders welcome the Minister for Employment Hon Willie Jackson’s announcement today around support for Regional Skills Leadership Groups.
A new website, Manawatū-Whanganui Regional Indicators (MWRI), has been created to reflect the region’s councils’ collaboration and initiatives underway to help with recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
Building on the work already achieved under Accelerate25, Te Pae Tawhiti, and the Manawatū-Whanganui Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group, a Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce has been created to collaborate regionally and provide a cohesive, well-reasoned and powerful voice to central government.
The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are pleased to hear that the Ōtaki to North of Levin corridor and the Capital Connection commuter train have all been included in Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s infrastructure investment announcements today.
The Accelerate25 Lead Team have welcomed Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) announcements for the Horizons Region made today by the Regional Economic Development Minister, Hon Shane Jones.
The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are delighted in NZTA’s announcement today that they are moving ahead with the designation of the Ōtaki to north of Levin corridor, as well as progressing immediate safety improvements on the existing State Highway 1.
Backtracking on the Otaki to north of Levin expressway not good enough says regional mayors and chairs.
The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are disappointed with a NZTA official’s comments made last week that there may not be funding available to “even figure out the final route of the Otaki to north of Levin expressway until after 2024”.
The Accelerate25 Lead Team see yesterday’s opening of the Whakapapa Sky Waka Gondola on Mount Ruapehu as incredibly exciting for tourism in the Manawatū-Whanganui Region.
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