TIA supports event fund boost

TIA supports event fund boost

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is calling on Christchurch City Council to boost funding for events in its 2018-2028 Draft Long-Term Plan.

ChristchurchNZ has requested an extra $1.4 million a year to establish a dedicated seed fund to bid for business and major events on behalf of the city, support new events through sponsorship, and test the feasibility of

new event concepts - all of which TIA is supporting.

‘The ongoing demands of the earthquake rebuild present the Council with some unique issues and challenges,’ says TIA chief executive Chris Roberts.

TIA has also praised the city’s commitment to forward thinking on climate change and roading.
‘We also endorse the Council’s focus on getting the city’s roading network back up to speed, because a reliable and efficient transport system is as important to visitors as it is to the local community,’ says Roberts.

‘However, we are also keen to see investment in upgrading wastewater assets.’