Reports on this page
- NZIER Waimea Dam Economic Assessment Report
- Nelson Tasman Regional Economic Development Strategy Report
- Tracking the Nelson Economy
- Into the Future
- Cawthron’s Feasibility of Land-Based Aquaculture in NZ
- Regional Incubator Report
- NREDA Annual Report
- Pipfruit & Seafood Impact Report
This is an independent report, commissioned to analyse the economic viability of the Waimea Community Dam, formerly known as the Lee Valley Dam. The report concludes the dam would provide adequate and reliable water supply to industry along the Waimea Plains and beyond. This 2014 report says the dam could lift regional GDP by $54.5 million a year.
The Nelson Tasman Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS), Regional Prosperity, highlights an approach to economic development that balances a growing economy with the region’s natural resources and the culture and lifestyle of its people.
The EDA initiated this report in order to obtain more up-to-date, reliable and consistent information on how well the Nelson economy is performing. At the same time, we wanted to ensure that it was as useful as possible to our funders, partners and other stakeholders.
Into the Future
Into the Future is a career guide for the Nelson Tasman region. It is designed for all ages and focuses on our region’s ﬁve primary industries of Fruit & Vegetable Growers, Forestry, Seafood, Agriculture and Tourism. These ‘Famous Five’ drive our region’s employment and economy. Each primary industry and its associated manufacturing is serviced by a core group of support sectors featured later in this guide.
Feasibility of Land-Based Aquaculture in NZ
With increasing global demand for seafood and the limited capacity for wild-capture fisheries to meet this demand, it is likely that aquaculture will continue its current growth phase (FAO 2010).
Cawthron Institute (Cawthron) has internally-funded a project to develop expertise in land-based aquaculture. This report presents a portion of the knowledge gained during this broadscope project and discusses site selection, species selection, economic modelling and environmental impact assessment.
Regional Incubator Report
This report investigates how to increase the level of innovation and number of entrepreneurial ventures within the region. The driving force behind the report is to increase economic prosperity by supporting high-growth business. The region will then offer exciting employment and investment opportunities to those within and outside of the region.
NREDA Annual Report
Click here for ‘2014-2015 Annual Report‘
Pipfruit & Seafood Impact Report
Throughout 2004, Nelson’s broad-based economy faced a downturn in the pipfruit and fishing sectors. In response the EDA commissioned a report on the effects of that downturn.
The report found that:
In the pipfruit sector:
- Oversupply and increasing competition in the northern export markets forced price reductions
- New Zealand product no longer commands a premium over other Southern Hemisphere fruit
The seafood sector is being hit by:
- Reduced quotas and falling catch rates
- High fuel prices, which are a major operating cost
It is estimated there will be a reduction of $50 – $65 million in business turnover, as reduced orchard returns work their way through the economy.
The full impact from reduced fishing activity in 2005 is estimated to be a reduction in gross regional income of $22 million.
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