"At KEA we are all about growing a vibrant Kawerau."

We are identified as the ‘go-to’ people and work collaboratively with people, the community, business and Council to identify and respond to gaps and opportunities.  

KEA’s Strategic plan for 2017 ------->


Key Objectives:

  • Business attraction, expansion and support.
  • Strategic governance and leadership.
  • Collaborative community development.
  • Marketing and promotion of Kawerau.


Key Outcomes:

  • Ensure sustainability of economy.
  • Improve local knowledge of the regulatory environment and compliance issues by smaller companies.
  • Generate wealth, encourage/facilitate investment in the Kawerau economy.
  • Fully utilise resources and their availability.
  • Ensure KEA retains strategic focus and long term viability  through good governance, leadership and management practices.
  • KEA is a key participant in a range of cross-sector initiatives that create opportunities for collaborative community development and social enterprise. 
  • Maintain occupancy of KEA properties. 
  • Respond to business enquiries. 
  • Add value to projects to realise their potential. 



KEAs Vision

"KEA's vision is to retain and grow the population, marketing the town as a great place to live and work."

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