Since 2007 Council has become increasingly involved in undertaking economic and user surveys and reporting key outcomes for important events and initiatives.

The Council is very aware that decisions made without data risk being poor decisions.

Economic Impact Assessments look to provide the total impact of an event, including GDP (gross domestic product) and employment impact. We have prepared a "how to" to assist you and your group undertake your own surveys. We are happy to discuss what you are looking to achieve with you. 

The following are a selection of current applied research reports.

Otago Central Rail Trail User Survey 2014-15
Otago Central Rail Trail Survey Report 2011
Otago Central Rail Trail Survey Report 2009

Clutha Gold Trail User Survey 2015

Roxburgh Gorge Trail User Survey 2015

2008 Blossom Festival Report

Art Deco Festival Survey

Cromwell NZMCA Rally  

Highlands Motorsport Park Visitor Survey Analysis Report March 2015

Business Directory
Business Groups & Organisations
There are a range of business groups and organisations in Central Otago for networking, advice and business support. Find out details of when and where they meet and how you can contact them. Read More

Economic Development Strategy
The Economic Development strategy’s key purpose is to help the Central Otago community focus on issues that impact on our economic and social well-being, and to suggest some of the actions we can take over the next few years to address them. Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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