West Coast / Te Tai Poutini

The West Coast is a spectacular and scenic region, with a rich history forged by people who have built thriving local communities and industries in one of the most challenging parts of the country.

The towering Southern Alps, glaciers, rivers and vast tracts of native bush have provided a solid base on which to build a flourishing tourism economy as the region expands from traditional industries like farming and mining. 

With a goal of sustainable economic development, the Provincial Development Unit has prioritised investment in the West Coast region.

Tai Poutini West Coast Growth Study [PDF, 4.4 MB]

West Coast Regional Council plans

For full details on projects funded in the region:

Funding announcements

What's happening in the West Coast

Published: 30 October, 2020