Otago has a rich and diverse history which features strongly in Dunedin and the region's towns. Otago's picturesque landscapes and friendly hospitality are well known to Kiwis and visitors alike.
Otago's economy is driven from a range of sectors, particularly tourism, manufacturing, horticulture, agriculture and forestry. There is a great deal of history of manufacturing capacity (including heavy manufacturing) in and around the Dunedin area, and a growing reputation across the region for exciting, technologically advanced work.
The Otago region is not without its challenges, including meeting the growing need for more tourism infrastructure in Queenstown.
Otago’s six councils, together with central government, have come together to work on a strategy to propel Otago into the future. We've chipped in with PGF funding to help get the strategy over the line.
- Population: 224,200
- Average household income: $95,100
- GDP per capita: $52,190
Note: PGF funding is approved in principle and announced, after which contracts are negotiated. Some funding may depend on completion of business cases. Payments are made once agreed milestones are met. These are set as part of contract negotiations, and differ from project to project.
See more details about announcements on the Beehive's Regional Economic Development page.
|Otago||Otago Strategic Framework||Otago Regional Economic Development Steering Group||$ 60,000||19 July 2018|
|Otago||Dunedin Waterfront Project||Dunedin City Council||$ 820,000||19 July 2018|
|Otago||Dunedin Engineering Hub||Farra Engineering||$ 200,000||7 September 2018|
|Otago||Waitaki Whitestone Geopark (WWG) Validation business case||Waitaki District Council||$ 90,000||7 January 2019|
|Otago||CREDS Project Manager||Environment Canterbury||$ 100,000||7 January 2019|