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CAPEX on Steroids: Roading Improvement | Tauranga
February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFree
Community support through a different approach to road improvements
In 2018 the Gisborne District Council was one of the first recipients of the Provincial growth fund, $152M was put into the regions roading network. Council was responsible for delivering $65M of this funding on top of business-as-usual works (BAU), then as COVID struck international markets Council was successful in gaining another $23M to get people into work and keep the economy moving. The only catch was the program had to be delivered in 6 months with over 200 new people employed. The objective of all this investment into Tairāwhiti was not only to improve the condition of the local road network to support continued economic growth, but also to support local business and generate quality employment and training opportunities for local people. Council had to make several changes to the traditional roading model of procurement to deliver this….