NBS theatre Westport

As part of DWC’s commitment to financially supporting significant assets and facilities in West Coast communities it introduced the Major District Initiative Fund (MDI) in 2005.

The MDI provides each of the three Councils with $400,000 each year to assist with the provision of a range of community facilities or social infrastructure.  This fund has built or upgraded facilities including the Westport Solid Energy Centre, the Greymouth Aquatic Centre and the Hokitika Regent Theatre.

This initiative commenced on 1st July 2005 with funds accruing for each District Council. The funds are available until 31st March 2022 when this funding ceases and have been commited to the following projects.


Major District Initiative Fund


Buller District   
 Pulse Energy Recreation Centre  6,000,000 
 NBS Theatre   700,000
 Total   6,700,000

Grey District    
 Aquatic Centre  6,000,000
 Cobden Sports Complex  50,000
 West Coast Theatre Trust  400,000
 Grey United Tennis Club  20,000
 Westurf Recreation Trust  100,000
 Uncommitted Funds  130,000
 Total  6,700,000

Westland District    
 Westland i-Site 296,952 
 Hokitika Regent Theatre (Stage I) 340,000
 Library Relocation 489,392
 Donovan’s Store Refurbishment 78,375
 Hokitika Gorge Upgrade  82,014
 Westland Boys’ Brigade Hall   247,349
 Hokitika Regent Theatre (Stage II)  570,000
Hari Hari Community Hall 455,000
Franz Josef Community Centre 100,000
Fox Glacier Community Centre 1,000,000
Ross Community Hall 90,000
Hokitika Westland RSA 400,000
Westland Sports Hub 1,500,000
Chinese Miners’ Memorial Reserve 68,709
Whataroa Community Hall 200,000
Haast Community Track 50,000
Westland Industrial Heritage Park 50,000
Carnegie Library 500,000
Uncommitted Funds 182,209
Total 6,700,000