Council & City

Regional recovery taskforce

Mayor Grant Smith is a member of the Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce, alongside iwi, business, local and central government leaders, and economic development agency representatives from throughout Manawatū-Whanganui region.

The taskforce will provide a strategic, regional lens, complementing the work being done by individual councils.

It is tasked with delivering a Regional Economic Recovery Action Plan, acting as a key channel for interaction with central government, and identifying and pursuing opportunities to strengthen and build our region’s economy.

In addition to assisting with shovel-ready projects, the taskforce seeks to transition people back into jobs, coordinate a rural response to drought impacts, and stimulate social and economic benefits.

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