The Regional Development Fund supports regionally significant projects which promote regional economic development, and are achieved in a way that also enhance environmental, social and cultural outcomes.
The focus of the fund is primarily on enabling economic development as it has been determined this is where the greatest opportunity lies for better outcomes for the region in the use of the fund. However, this development must occur in a way that provides for a win-win for both the economy and the environment. i.e. ‘green growth’.
Waikato Regional Council will consider investing up to 50 per cent of project costs on a case-by-case basis. Investment in any project is at the discretion of Waikato Regional Council.
The council will work with potential project partners as ideas are developed. A procedures manual has been developed to guide potential project partners through the process. This is available on request.
Find out more about the fund and how Waikato Regional Council can support regional development projects by emailing Katie Mayes, Manager Strategy, and by reading the: