Published on : Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Ruapehu Mayor Don Cameron stated that the recent announcement of $1m in terms of financial aid for Ruapehu tourism infrastructure by the Minister for Tourism Kelvin Davis on previous Friday, 15th Dec, emphasizes a clear vote of confidence in the potential of Ruapehu tourism to grow job opportunities along with income in the region.
This recent financial aid from the government’s $100 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) ushers a total announced government economic support for Ruapehu tourism related projects to over $5.2m in the past three years.
The newest round will provide funding of around $748,500 in terms of the construction of car parks, footpaths, toilets, and a dump station in the National Park village. $100,000 has been allotted for new toilet facilities and ablution block at Raetihi along with $155,000 in terms of a feasibility study to address wastewater management issues for Ohakune and Raetihi.
Mayor Cameron mentioned that the financial support was immensely respected as it will help Ruapehu to support the development of regional tourism along with tourism business growth program of NZ to a degree we could never be achieved on our own.
“Government funding support has been a critical part of Ruapehu being able to play a leadership role in support of regional tourism development and NZ’s tourism business growth agenda.”“Ruapehu is looking forward to working with government on further opportunities where they can support us,” said Mayor Cameron.