Regional Infrastructure

The Trust supports regional infrastructure needs across;
1) Community facilities.
2) Housing solutions.
3) Visitor accommodation.
4) Efficient transport solutions.

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Community Facilities

Tairāwhiti has aging community facilities. There are no leading national sporting and community facilities in Tairāwhiti nor collaborative governance and operational models. Replacing the facilities is beyond the community's resources, and external funding is needed.

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Housing

A regional housing stocktake in October 2020 showed that the waitlist for public housing in Tairāwhiti had risen sharply and, on a per capita basis, the waitlist is the second-worst of all the territorial authorities.
Housing has become increasingly unaffordable, with the median house price now nine times household incomes. 

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Visitor Accommodation

Trust Tairāwhiti will continue our work to enable partners and investors to build new visitor accommodation within the region.
Assessment is required to identify and scope investment opportunities within the accommodation sector in critical locations such as Gisborne City and State Highway 35.

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Transport Solutions

Three State Highways service the current flow of inbound and outbound Tairāwhiti goods.  Eastland Port services export logs and small amounts of export produce, including kiwifruit and squash.

Limited transport options represent a risk, as highlighted by regular closures of State Highway 2 to Ōpōtiki, which sometimes necessitate goods being trucked south through Taupō and the Hawke's Bay.

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