West Coast Trails receive $1million of Funding

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West Coast Trails receive $1million of Funding

Regional Economic Development minister Shane Jones has secured $61.7m from Cabinet for the first round of regional development spending.

The minister commented that these first regional packages support the regions most neglected by the last government: in Northland, Tairāwhiti-East Coast, Hawke’s Bay and Manawatū-Whanganui and the West Coast of the South Island.

We’re thrilled to hear that $1 million dollars from the fund is going to the West Coast Wilderness Trail and Old Ghost Road.

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KEY PROJECTS:

– $5m to getting the Napier-Wairoa rail line open for forestry trains.

– $6m to upgrade Whanganui rail line and port

– $9m to upgrade Waipapa intersection on State Highway 10

– $1m for West Coast cycle trails

– $2.3m to develop Gisborne’s Inner Harbour