More money to renovate town halls and war memorials

Published: Sep 28, 2020 · Updated: Dec 1, 2020

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  • Northland/Te Tai Tokerau
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Waikato
  • Hawke's Bay
  • Taranaki
  • Manawatū/Whanganui
  • Top of the South/Te Tau Ihu
  • Canterbury
  • West Coast
  • Otago
  • Southland/Murihiku
  • Kāpiti-Wairarapa
  • Chatham Islands

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing just under $12.4 million in the renovation of town halls and war memorials up and down the country.

A cenotaph and a flag pole surrounded by a tidy lawn area and trees.

Ashburton Cenotaph, one of the projects to benefit.

More than 1,000 people are expected to be employed for various periods in the renovation programme.

In total 37 applications involving 97 individual projects have been approved across 14 regions.

Otago, the West Coast and Canterbury are the areas with the most successful applications – with an estimated 600 jobs being created across the three regions.

The other regions represented are Kāpiti Coast, Southland, Northland, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Top of the South, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Manawatu-Whanganui, Chatham Islands and Wairarapa.

The money for the renovation of town halls and war memorials was earmarked in May as part of at least $600 million being refocused on projects with more immediate jobs and economic benefits as part of the COVID-19 recovery. 

Details on the individual projects being funded are on the funding announcements page: 

Funding announcements