Otago engineering firms have received a further half million dollars of Provincial Growth Fund support.
Provincial Growth Fund
Plans to build a cockleshell-shaped building at the heart of Dunedin's waterfront development plan appear to be on ice, at least for now, but the concept is not dead, the Dunedin City Council says.
Dunedin's industrial epicentre celebrated an early Christmas this week following "Santa" Shane Jones' flying visit.
Provincial Growth Fund money is likely for at least one Oamaru-based business, the Waitaki District Council chief executive, Fergus Power, says.
Otago Uni's contribution to the Dunedin waterfront development plan risks being undermined by "insane" cuts to the institution's marine science department, a key figure behind the project says.
The workforce at Dunedin's Hillside workshops is set to swell to 100 as the industrial heart of the city is revitalised to the tune of $20 million of government money.
Dunedin's waterfront development plan has been given a financial shot in the arm, despite a funding allocation of nearly $20 million falling short of what was sought.
A collective engineering group and an agritech business unit were two big winners at provincial growth fund announcements yesterday.
The lolly scramble has finally come to Dunedin.
A $60 million cash injection for Dunedin's economy represents the biggest regional development initiative in the city in half a century, Economic Development Minister David Parker says.
Current and former workers at Hillside yesterday could not contain their joy at the massive investment to revitalise the workplace they clearly care deeply about.
The announcement of Dunedin as a digital hub was a ''game changer'' for the New Zealand tech industry, the gaming sector says.
Money from the Provincial Growth Fund will be used to help Otago teenagers enter careers in forestry, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today.
A $10 million cash-injection designed to turn Dunedin into a digital hub for the New Zealand video gaming industry is expected to create hundreds of new jobs in the city.
Big questions hang over the future of Dunedin's waterfront development plan after confirmation it will receive $19.9 million from the Provincial Growth Fund.
Dunedin's Hillside workshops are about to be brought back to life with an almost $20 million injection of Government funds. And millions more will go to other Dunedin engineering projects.
Dunedin could be set to receive a multimillion-dollar cash injection from the Provincial Growth Fund, including to help pay for the city's waterfront development.