The Economic Action Marlborough (TEAM) Group has brought together Council and representatives from key sectors, agencies and iwi within the region.
Councillor Mark Peters is chairing TEAM Group from Phase Two of the project.
“Council is designated as the regional lead during emergencies and COVID-19 is the biggest challenge Marlborough has faced in our lifetimes. We’ve already announced Council itself will spend over $60 million of capital expenditure in 2020-21 and similar spending over each of the next three years.”
Given the impacts of COVID-19 on many Marlborough businesses, Council’s role extended to supporting a wider recovery, working with key sectors and agencies.
TEAM Group have identified four phases of recovery: the Respond phase which dealt with the immediate lockdown issues; a Resilience phase where maintaining cashflow and jobs are the focus; a Return phase where capacity and scale are rebuilt; and finally a Reimagination phase where new ideas are implemented.
The Phase One recovery plan was published in May 2020 focussing on an initial impact assessment and key response projects.
Phase Two got underway in July 2020 with an interim report released in December 2020.