NPDC numbers bright amidst Covid gloom
Building applications and our resident owned nest egg, the Perpetual Investment Fund (PIF), held up against the uncertainties of Covid over the last six months but Pools and Parking revenue has dropped during the first half of the financial year.
This financial data was shared at a public meeting of New Plymouth District Council’s Finance Audit and Risk committee recently. Figures from July to December last year (2021) had some good news for tradies, retailers and ratepayers:
Mayor of the New Plymouth District Neil Holdom says Covid is hurting business but we’re primed to bounce back.
“The good news shows there’s still plenty of power in the economy with building work still going strong, and the visitor numbers through GBAG show our Sustainable Lifestyle Capital has a lot to offer. Let’s remember we were named the World’s Most Liveable City in the same period, and our airport and the Bowl also won big for being the best in their fields. Covid might have turned off the Festival of Lights and silenced Summer at the Bowl, but we’re primed to bounce back, so let’s keep looking out for each other, sticking to the Omicron health guidelines and staying safe so we can hit the ground running,” said Mayor Neil Holdom.
This week, NPDC approved $100,000 funding to help support local businesses struggling with Covid.
For all the details visit: www.npdc.govt.nz
Caption: Building consent numbers are holding well in the face of Covid.
Page last updated: 10:14AM Fri 11 March 2022