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Thursday 8 June, 2017
District will be one of the beneficiaries of a newly announced $5.2 million
co-funding grant from Central Government, which will see funding put towards
tourism infrastructure projects in councils around the country.
Camp will receive new toilets through the funding, after the Minister of
Tourism, Hon Paula Bennett today announced the second round of the Regional
Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.
Delivery Chairman Councillor Stuart Wilson says the funding is great news for
the district, particularly as smaller councils are continuing to deal with
increased pressure on infrastructure due to tourism.
are very pleased that Central Government is stepping up to support our smaller
councils. As tourism increases across many districts, including our own, we
have to ensure we are providing adequate facilities for visitors that doesn’t
adversely impact on ratepayers, whilst also protecting our environment,” he
are delighted with the Government’s recognition of this and the commitment
they’ve shown today in helping us deliver these services.”
will receive $105,000 of funding to construct new toilet facilities at Lake
Camp, which will help deal with increased visitor numbers experienced around
the Ashburton Lakes. Four other projects in Canterbury were also successful
recipients of the funding, which totals $970,000 of funding for the region.
funding grant aims to support tourism infrastructure projects around the
country, including toilets, showers, parking facilities and rubbish disposal.
Sixteen councils will receive the $5.2 million of funding for 28 new tourism
is the final round of the Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund,
which will be subsumed by the new Tourism Infrastructure Fund.