Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Regional economic agency proposed – give us your views

Regional economic agency proposed – give us your views


Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council are proposing to set up a new economic development agency for the Wellington region.

The new agency, to be known as Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA), would combine the existing economic development, tourism, venues and major event activities carried out by both councils.

Starting today (8 July), the two councils are seeking the public’s views on this proposal.

Combining these organisations means Wellington will be in a stronger position to compete with other regions for tourism, events and investment dollars. Combining funding streams and taking a more coordinated approach means more effective marketing for Wellington, through the Destination Wellington programme, not only as a tourism destination but as a great place to do business.

Chairperson for the Economic Growth and Arts Committee, Councillor Jo Coughlan, says the Wellington Region has many economic advantages but we could better maximise our opportunities for growth in investment.

“Wellington has high-quality services and facilities, world-class events and attractions, an educated population, respected universities and research organisations, and strength in areas such as creativity, high tech manufacturing and software/IT – we just need the world to know this!”

Deputy Mayor, Justin Lester says WREDA provides an opportunity for the region to raise its potential through a coordinated approach.

“Stronger economic growth will help to expand the rating base, reduce pressure on ratepayers and create investment in community facilities and services.”

To have your say, you can make a submission:
• online at gw.govt.nz/wreda
• by email to info@gw.govt.nz
• in writing – by post to Greater Wellington Regional y Council, PO Box 11646, Wellington 6142 or drop a copy in to the Regional Council , Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea.

Submissions close at 5pm, Wednesday 6 August 2014. The councils in the region will consider the feedback and decide whether to establish WREDA. We expect this to happen in August/September 2014.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Journalism’s Future In The Era Of “Alternative Facts.”

Already, the White House has made it clear that the media are the new enemy that the new President’s supporters will be encouraged to unite against. (What else can they do now they don’t have Hillary Clinton to demonise any more?)

The fantastic phrase “alternative facts” coined by Trump spinmeister Kellyanne Conway captures the media strategy in a nutshell. More>>

 

PM's Press Conference: TPP, Trade And Minimum Wage

Prime Minister Bill English’s first official press conference of the year began with a warm welcome back from holidays. In relation to President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP he expressed disappointment but hopes to negotiate a bilateral agreement with the US in the future. More>>

Employment: Minimum Wage To Increase To $15.75

The minimum wage will increase by 50 cents to $15.75 an hour on 1 April 2017... The starting-out and training hourly minimum wage rates will increase from $12.20 to $12.60 per hour, remaining at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage.More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Sit-In Occupation To Stop Niki’s Eviction

The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company hopes to issue a Possession Order for 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes. This will give them the ability to forcibly evict Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti who has lived at 14 Taniwha Street for 21 years... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English, Abroad

If David Cameron was the closest thing John Key had to a political mentor, their successors also share a whole lot in common. Theresa May and Bill English were both propelled into the top jobs as the result of unexpected resignations, and without much in the way of credible competition from their colleagues... More>>

ALSO:

Pike River: Labour Bill To Override Safety Act For Mine Entry

“Bill English has been hiding behind the legal excuse that any attempt to re-enter the mine to recover the bodies might place the mine’s owner, Solid Energy Limited, and its directors in breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future? More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news