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Media: Local Democracy ReporterTopic: Council applications for 'shovel-ready' funding
Could I please have a comment from
Steve on this too?
Q: Are you disappointed only two
out of eight
shovel-ready projects [I'm including
Kaingaroa to make eight] got CIP funding?
Will it be a challenge, and if so in
what way, to seek funding from other sources for those other projects? What are
those other sources?
The following information and comment was provided:
There is more about RLC’s submission for funding to the CIP HERE
which includes a link to a summary of each project submitted. This will provide
more info/background/context for you, and see comment from the mayor below:
Mayor Steve Chadwick:
years Central Government has invested heavily in Rotorua and this CIP process
was an additional opportunity for us, but we certainly didn’t expect to get
funding for all projects we submitted to this pool of funding.
projects submitted are already in our long-term planning, with funding attached
for some in our 2018-28 Long-term Plan and intentions to seek private
investment for others, like the proposed lakefront and forest commercial
buildings. The CIP process was an opportunity to instead have some of these
projects funded through Central Government and accelerated in terms of
So we are pleased
with the funding we have received as part of this process, and will keep
exploring funding options and opportunities as they arise. Rotorua faces some
tough challenges, many exacerbated by COVID, and we will keep talking to, and
working closely with, Central Government to ensure ongoing support for our