Development West Coast (DWC) works alongside stakeholders to assist and identify potential opportunities for the creation, development and innovation of business and industry.
DWC’s involvement ranges from desktop research to identifying new and emerging opportunities, supporting industry body initiatives, facilitating research projects, regional promotion, and leveraging funds to attract investment.
Destination Management Plan - charting the course for sustainable and regenerative tourism
Te Tai Poutini West Coast Destination Management Plan (DMP) reference group had its first meeting on the 13 July. The group meets quarterly and consists of representatives from the four West Coast councils, iwi, and tourism industry representatives who had been engaged throughout the DMP development process.Learn more
Tai Poutini West Coast Renewable Energy Strategy & Roadmap
As New Zealand decarbonises, regions across the country will encounter challenges related to energy security and affordability. The West Coast, in particular, faces the task of maintaining a resilient electricity system while transitioning towards a greater reliance on renewable energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.Learn more
Te Whanaketanga Te Tai Poutini West Coast Economic Development Strategy 2050
A roadmap to guide economic development on the West Coast over the coming decades has been officially launched - Te Whanaketanga Te Tai Poutini West Coast Strategy 2050.Learn more
DWC approves $5m Glacier Country Business Support Fund
Development West Coast (DWC) trustees have approved a $5 million Glacier Country Business Support Fund (GCBSF) in response to the current crisis in Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and the surrounding settlements.Learn more
New Zealand Institute of Minerals to Materials Research
DWC support for cutting edge research institute.Learn more
As the regional economic development agency, DWC is leveraging its funds to attract investment into the West Coast. DWC has worked with key stakeholders on business cases, feasibility studies and funding applications for projects that have helped attract significant investment into the region.
Events play an important role in our communities; not only do they attract visitors whose spending contributes to our economy, they promote the region as an attractive place to live, work and play. Over the past year DWC has contributed to a variety of West Coast events,.
Support for Gold Trail and Ride the Wilderness race events
DWC helps sponsor race eventsLearn more