Launched February 04, 2016
This Roadmap brings into focus the first projects that will drive the transformation – it introduces the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (the Action Plan). This is the beginning of the journey; the start of the conversation. The projects within the Action Plan should be seen as part of a wider narrative about the region’s opportunities and barriers; they demonstrate steps towards transformation – the path to prosperity.
The Tai Tokerau Northland Growth Study (completed in February 2015) highlighted a range of opportunities for Northland. These have been narrowed down in the development of the Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan (the Action Plan).
The Action Plan brings into focus a group of projects that together will contribute to transforming Northland’s economy. These actions are founded on the opportunities laid out in the Growth Study.
Through the process of arriving at this Action Plan, the goals of He Tangata, He Whenua, He Oranga: An Economic Growth Strategy for the Tai Tokerau Māori Economy has been considered alongside the opportunities and barriers set out in the Study. The importance of Iwi/Māori participation in the economy is reflected in many of the actions contained in this document.
The Action Plan is short to medium term, covering 10 years; one that encourages new projects to be included as existing projects come to completion. A broad range of organisations will contribute to the success of the Action Plan, from business and Iwi/Māori through to not-for-profit and local and central government. This first iteration of the Action Plan is to “get us on the road”, but over the next 12 months, we will use this process to develop a deeper dialogue with Iwi/Māori and business to shape further actions that will build in a significant and transformational way on the opportunities set out here. The Action Plan is a living document that will change as projects are completed and new projects are started.