Napier City Council is aware of the specific issues facing our community as we deal with the pandemic. Our recovery plans will focus on the key issues for our city, and how we can complement government initiatives at the local level.
This report provides insight into how the Napier community was feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic in June 2020, its impacts (positive and negative), concerns, and expectations about life in Napier moving forward. The information helps to inform our recovery planning and other Council programmes.
The Napier Recovery Plan is our medium term plan for Napier's recovery from the pandemic. The Napier Recovery Plan identifies six goals:
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Many of Napier's residents are employed in the retail, accommodation and food services, and transport sectors. All of these are directly impacted by the huge decline in the tourism market as a result of COVID-19, and by the trade restrictions seen during Alert Level 3 & 4. Further, much of Napier's economy relies on small-medium sized businesses that will be feeling the effects of continued costs with significantly reduced income. Reduced income will place additional stress on Napier's households through Alert Level 2 and beyond.
Napier City Council is aware of these specific issues facing our community. The Napier City Response and Recovery Planning focuses on the key issues for our city, and how we can complement government initiatives at the local level.
We have released our Napier Recovery Plan. We encourage all businesses, households and individuals to Make a Plan to support their own recovery. We also encourage our community to Support Local businesses and communities, so together, we can weather the impacts of COVID-19. Napier City Council will support these two initiatives through advocacy, partnerships and supplementary financial relief.
This diagram is a summary of Napier’s approach - Recovery Plan Approach
Underpinning the Napier Recovery Plan will be a core focus on the economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing of our local community. If you have any ideas or information to assist the development of the Napier Recovery Plan, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call on 06 835 7579.
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Napier businesses will have the opportunity to attend planning workshops after business consultancy The Icehouse successfully applied for funding from Napier City Council’s Pandemic Recovery Projects Fund.
10 August 2020
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