Back On Our Feet

Our Back On Our Feet measures are about helping households and businesses hit by the Covid-19 economic storm. The package of projects is worth about $20m and has been approved by the Mayor and Councillors. 

Rates relief

Has your household or business been hit hard by Covid-19? We’ve approved a rates relief package for those who need a helping hand including deferring payments for either six months or a year.

Helping grassroots groups

Volunteer and community-based organisations stepped up to help our most vulnerable people during the lockdown and we’re helping them with additional funding. There is an extra $453,000 for grassroots groups which will be issued in two rounds.

Cutting the cost of doing business

We’ve cut or stopped a huge range of fees to provide relief for local businesses and encourage others to keep spending and putting money into the economy. The cuts in fees and charges will help cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and builders. 

Warmer, greener homes

To help make better homes and keep tradies in work, we’ve expanded our home insulation loan scheme to cover solar power, heating or hot water systems, rain water tanks, grey water systems, ventilation systems, charging ports for electric cars and home gardening packages.

Keeping our town centre buildings looking good

We’re investing more money so central city and town centre shop building owners can improve their buildings and keep our main streets looking beautiful.

Buying local

We want to give our Taranaki contractors and suppliers a hand by ensuring they get an advantage when tendering for NPDC work and contracts.

One free hour of parking

We’re helping our central city shops, cafes and restaurants with parking free for one hour.  The parking move will run from 1 July to 30 September and covers all NPDC metered parking in the CBD.

Help for tenants, small businesses

We offered tenants in Council buildings and community groups using our land rent reductions during the lockdown period. We have also provided $165,000 to Venture Taranaki to help small to medium sized businesses with free advice.