You may have read an article that was recently published in the Te Awamutu Courier about the Proposed Business Improvement District (BID). In October, Waipa District Council mailed out voting papers to commercial landlords and property owners asking them to vote 'yes' or 'no' for the introduction of a modest rate increase. Voting closes on 20 November 2023.
BIDs have yielded remarkable success in other New Zealand towns and cities, revitalising communities, boosting local economies, and enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Being led by the retail subcommittee within the Te Awamutu Business Chamber, Heart of Te Awamutu (BID) is a plan to dedicate the additional funds collected through the rate increase exclusively to initiatives to encourage more spending in Te Awamutu.
Our Chamber CEO, Shane Walsh believes that commercial landlords and retailers / tenants in Te Awamutu will all benefit from increased business. “It’s about creating a vibrant town where there’s lots happening for the Te Awamutu residents and businesses.”
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