Extraordinary Distribution Fund (EDF)

In 2011 DWC provided each of the three district councils with a one-off $2 million Extraordinary Distribution Fund (EDF). The EDF enables each district council to fund community assets and projects that will boost local economies over a 5 year period.

Funds have been allocated to diverse projects, including the Westland Recreation Centre in Greymouth, housing for medical staff in Karamea, extensions and earthquake strengthening for a Westport retirement home, cycle trails in Westland and Buller and a new swimming pool liner in Blackball.