Build a vibrant, robust and resilient central business district


Date of the course: 24 May 2018 - 9.30am  - 4.30pm

Venue: MartinJenkins Board Room, Level 1, City Chambers, Cnr Johnston and Featherston Streets, Wellington 6011

Aim of the course: This course will give you insight into how to create a business improvement district.

Who the course has been designed for: The course has been developed for economic development practitioners, planners and elected officials.


The course will be presented by Karen Remetis.


The cost of the one day course is:

EDNZ Members:  $340 plus gst

Non EDNZ Members: $400 plus gst

For more information contact Susan Houston on 09 415 8962



Should you wish to join EDNZ and enjoy the full benefits of membership you can do so here.

Course Outline

The course will cover:

 1/        What is a BID?

  • The purpose of a BID – why do it?
  • Ideal structure and examples of what don’t work
  • Examples of NZ models and international models of BIDs

2/     Establishing a BID

  • Reasons businesses want it and reasons businesses don’t want it and   what to do about
  • A pre-BID check
  • Method of establishing a BID:   identifying key stakeholders, identifying the
    targeted rate and rate take area, communication with stakeholders, voting
    method, formalising partnership with council policy or MOU?
  • Examples of establishing BIDs in New Zealand.
  • Strategies for Performance
  • Avoiding potential fishhooks

3/    Getting a ‘yes’ vote isn’t the end of the work!

  • Managing stakeholders – who are the stakeholders?
  • What needs to be in place?
  • How are we doing?
  • Firefighting how to do it.

Questions and answers will be taken throughout the day

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