Great South - Southland's regional development agency

Great South is a council controlled organisation (CCO) set up for the joint benefit of the wider Southland communities. Great South was established as Southland’s regional development agency in March 2019. Committed to driving economic, social and cultural growth, Great South has a clear mandate to leverage opportunities for Southland in the areas of economic and business development, tourism and events.

Focusing on encouraging the region's overall wellbeing and success, Great South incorporates the Southland Regional Tourism Organisation, central government’s Regional Business Partner (RBP) Network, delivers a range of events and regional initiatives and runs a number of government-funded contracts that pave the way for regional growth and development.

The Great South - Statement of Intent 2020-21 outlines the organisations overall direction and sets out the strategic objectives.