Data, stats, and public information

General information and documents related to the Provincial Growth Fund.

Background information

Cabinet papers

Investment Statement

Investment Statement for the Provincial Growth Fund [PDF 239KB]

Regional Growth Programme evaluation

The following evaluation was developed for the Regional Growth Programme in 2017.

Contract templates

Development Phase Grant Funding Agreement [PDF 813KB]

The template terms and conditions of the Development Phase Grant Funding Agreement (to be used for PGF Express projects and Development Phase Projects over $100,000) will apply to the provision of grant funding agreed between MBIE and the Recipient.

Release of review

On 20 April 2018 the Provincial Development Unit released the review into its due diligence processes in relation to the approval of a Provincial Growth Fund grant for a Waste to Energy project.

Published responses to Official Information Act requests

See the MBIE website for our published responses to requests made under the Official Information Act.

Responses about the Provincial Development Unit are shown under the Regional Economic Development topic.

Published Official Information Act requests - Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Regional economic development weekly reports

These reports are available to read on MBIE's Weekly Reports to Ministers page.

Weekly Reports to Ministers


All funding announcements

Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.

See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.

Region Programme Organisation  Amount Date
Bay of Plenty Redevelopment of Rotorua Lakefront Rotorua Lakes Council  $19,900,000 24-Sep
Bay of Plenty Development of Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua Lakes Council  $7,500,000 24-Sep
Bay of Plenty Rotorua Big Moves - Lakefront and Whakarewarewa Forest Rotorua Lakes Council   811,625 29-Jun
Bay of Plenty Minginui Nursery Ngati Whare Holdings  $5,800,000 15-Mar
Bay of Plenty Rail Freight Opportunities - Kawerau/Murupara KiwiRail  $250,000 23-Feb
Bay of Plenty Putauaki Industrial Land Development – Stage 1 Putauaki Trust  $2,000,000 24-Oct
Chatham Islands Chatham Island Airport Chatham Island Aiport Ltd  $98,000 27-Sep
East Coast / Tairāwhiti Whakaki catchment cultural and economic assessments Hawke's Bay Regional Council  $100,000 14-Aug
Hawke's Bay Wairoa Capability Support Wairoa District Council  $250,000 31-Jul
Hawke's Bay Hawke's Bay Food Innovation Hub  Hastings District Council  $200,000 22-Jun
Hawke's Bay Napier National Aquarium Napier City Council  $350,000 31-Aug
Hawke's Bay Wairoa to Napier Railway KiwiRail  $5,000,000 23-Feb
Hawke's Bay Whakaki Lower Catchment Pilot Project Hawke's Bay Regional Council  $100,000 23-Feb
Manawatū-Whanganui Whakapapa High-Speed Gondola Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd  $10,000,000 15-Jun
Manawatū-Whanganui Manawatū-Whanganui Tree Planting Horizons Regional Council  $970,600 15-Jun
Manawatū-Whanganui Rail Freight Opportunities - Whanganui Rail Upgrade KiwiRail  $3,000,000 23-Feb
Manawatū-Whanganui Whanganui Port Development Whanganui District Council  $3,000,000 23-Feb
Manawatū-Whanganui Whanganui Port - Geotechnical Feasibility Whanganui District Council  $90,000 23-Feb
Manawatū/Whanganui Establishment of a regional freight hub near Palmerston North KiwiRail  $40m 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui Expansion of commercial driver training programme at Manfeild near Feilding Manfeild Park Trust (MPT) Charitable Trust  $2.8m 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui First steps to establish a simulator-based training facility for pilots and ancillary air crew in Whanganui Whanganui District Council Holdings Limited  $400,000 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui Planning for a ‘super campus’ for a leading food science organisation in Palmerston North BCC Ltd  $100,000 15-Nov
Whanganui Updating Tararua District Council’s information on crop options for the district Tararua District Council  $100,000 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui First steps to establishing a food processing hub in Whanganui Kii Tahi Limited  $98,000 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui Establishing a training facility at the former site of Turakina Māori Girls College Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki – Ngāti Apa Trust  $95,000 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui Development of Tararua District Council’s tourism strategy Tararua District Council  $60,000 15-Nov
Manawatū/Whanganui Opportunities to improve youth employment options in Horowhenua Life to the Max Horowhenua Trust  $50,000 15-Nov
Multi-region Improving digital connectivity in the regions    $40 million  
Multi-region Upper North Island Port Study Ministry of Transport  Commercial in-confidence 23-Feb
Multi-region The Howard League Driver License Initiative The Howard League for Penal Reform  $7,514,000 1-Jun
Multi-region Afforestation Grants Scheme (AGS) Various recipients  $6,500,000 23-Feb
Multi-region Erosion Control Funding Programme Various recipients  $8,400,000 23-Feb
Multi-region Remembrance Tree Planting Programme Forestry NZ  $5,000,000 25-Apr
Multi-region Trees that Count Project Crimson Trust  $6,600,000 1-Jun
Multi-region LIDAR land mapping Land Information New Zealand  Up to $19,000,000 30-Oct
Multi-region Economic development capability Economic Development New Zealand  $985,000 18-Oct
Northland Business Case Development – Northland Rail Upgrade New Zealand Transport Agency  $500,000 1-Jun
Northland Twin Coast Discovery Route New Zealand Transport Agency  Up to $6,250,000  1-Jun
Northland Hundertwasser Arts Centre Whangarei Arts Museum Trust  Up to $10,000,000 1-Jun
Northland Ngāti Rehia Kauri Sanctuary Ngāti Rehia  $288,000 1-Jun
Northland Ngāti Rangi Manuka and Kanuka oil distillery Ngāti Rehia  Up to $70,000 1-Jun
Northland Ngati Hine Forestry Trust Joint Venture Ngati Hine Forestry Trust  $6,000,000 31-May
Northland Ngati Hine Manuka Planting Training Programme Ngati Hine Forestry Trust  $1,900,000 31-May
Northland Russell Wharf, Opua Wharf, and Paihia Wharf Far North Holdings Ltd  $1,114,000 16-Mar
Northland Kawakawa Tourism Hub Far North Holdings Ltd  $2,378,000 23-Feb
Northland Waipapa Intersection Improvement New Zealand Transport Agency  $9,000,000 23-Feb
Northland Totara Industry Proposal - pilot Scion  $450,000 23-Feb
Northland Hihiaua Stage One Hihiaua Cultural Centre  $1,075,000 23-Feb
Northland Manea Footprints of Kupe Far North Holdings Ltd  $4,600,000 23-Feb
Northland Bay of Islands Airport Terminal Upgrade Far North Holdings Ltd  $1,750,000 16-Mar
Northland Marine travel lift Oceania Marine Group  $4,800,000 13-Nov
Otago Dunedin Engineering Hub Farra Engineering  $200,000 7-Sep
Otago Otago Strategic Framework Otago Regional Economic Development Steering Group  $60,000 19-Jul
Otago Dunedin Waterfront Project Dunedin City Council  $820,000 19-Jul
Southland Rail Freight Opportunities - South Port KiwiRail  $250,000 23-Feb
Tairāwhiti Tairāwhiti Roading Package Ministry of Transport  Up to $137m 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Mt Titirangi - Puhi Kai Iti Connection Gisborne District Council  $6,067,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Gisborne Airport Eastland Group Ltd  $5.5m 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Cooks Landing Restoration Gisborne District Council $1,630,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti New Zealand Macadamia Industry Development Project NZ Macadamia Ltd  $995,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Tairāwhiti Rail Feasibility Study PDU to contract directly $450,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Far East Sawmill Spectrum $500,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Manaia Forestry Skills Training (Pilot) TrainME Quality Service  $301,209 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Regional Action Plan Programme Manager Eastland Community Trust  $90,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Water and Waste Management Cedenco  $30,000 7-Sep
Tairāwhiti Gisborne Inner Harbour Project Eastland Group Ltd  $2,300,000 23-Feb
Tairāwhiti Maukauri Aquifer Recharge Gisborne District Council  $542,500 23-Feb
Tairāwhiti Wood Engineering Centre of Excellence Eastland Community Trust  $200,000 23-Feb
Tairāwhiti Gisborne Tourism Product Development Activate Tairāwhiti  $60,000 23-Feb
Tairāwhiti Te Ha Sestercentennial Project Te Ha 1769 Sestercentennial Trust  $1,000,000 23-Feb
Taranaki Hydrogen supply infrastructure front end engineering design, planning and cost estimation to support H2 Taranaki Hiringa Energy Ltd  $950,000 12-Jul
Taranaki General Manager Transitional Economy Venture Taranaki Trust  $600,000 12-Jul
Taranaki H2 Taranaki - Roadmap Development Venture Taranaki Trust  $50,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Rail Freight Opportunities - New Plymouth Eastgate KiwiRail  $250,000 23-Feb
Taranaki The Business Guide to Tree Planting on Taranaki Hill Country Taranaki Regional Council  $250,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Business Case Development - Future Foods - Food Network Future Foods  $50,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Venture Taranaki Major Regional Food Opportunities Venture Taranaki Trust  $125,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Tapuae Roa: Māori Enterprise and Education Stocktake Taranaki Māori Trust Board  $150,000 6-Apr
Taranaki SH43 Business Case Development (Single Stage) New Zealand Transport Agency  $400,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Taranaki Crossing Experience To be confirmed  $13,340,000 6-Apr
Taranaki New Energy Development Centre Venture Taranaki Trust  $100,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Taranaki Innovation Precincts Venture Taranaki Trust  $100,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Taranaki Cathedral Project Taranaki Anglican Board trust  $5,000,000 6-Apr
Taranaki Support to fully commercialise production of finished engineered timber panels  Taranaki Sawmills Ltd  $1,800,000 15-Nov
Top of the South (Te Tau Ihu) CFarmX Blue Mussel processing plant CFarmX Ltd  $777,200 14-Aug
Waikato Waharoa Industrial Hub Matamata-Piako District Council  Up to $800,000 4-Oct
Waikato Te Aroha Tourism Precinct Matamata-Piako District Council  Up to $900,000 4-Oct
West Coast Greymouth Lagoon Dredging Grey District Council  $750,000 28-Aug
West Coast Hokitika to Westport feasibility KiwiRail  $ 250,000 20-Jul
West Coast Port upgrade and redevelopment feasibility studies (Westport and Grey combined) Buller District Council & Grey District Council  $125,000 20-Jul
West Coast Greymouth Master Plan Grey District Council  $250,000 20-Jul
West Coast Wilderness Cycle Trail Westland District Council  $500,000 23-Feb
West Coast Old Ghost Road Cycle Trail Mokihinui-Lyel Backcountry Trust  $ 500,000 23-Feb
West Coast Punakaiki Master Plan Buller District Council  $100,000 23-Feb