$770,000 to maintain the quality of Great Rides

On: 24 October 2018

The Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail received a $770,000 investment today through the ninth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund.

The Great Rides are 22 premier and predominately off-road trails across the country, used by more than a million people per year.

This latest investment comes from the ninth round of funding from the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, which provides funding to make sure New Zealand’s predominately off-road trails are maintained to the world class standard expected of these premier tracks.

The trails to receive funding are:

  • Motu Trails Charitable Trust: Motu Trail - $28,573
  • Queenstown Trails Trust: Queenstown Trails - $23,247
  • Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust: Hauraki Rail Trail - $67,490
  • Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust: Old Ghost Road - $22,637
  • Bike Taupo Inc: Great Lake Trail - $26,575
  • WREDA: Remutaka Cycle Trail - $56,000
  • Alps to Ocean Joint Committee: A2O Cycle Trail - $28,045
  • Southland District Council: Around the Mountains Cycle Trail - $116,050
  • Otago Central Rail Trail Charitable Trust: Otago Central Rail Trail - $41,700
  • Nelson City Council: Dun Mountain Trail - $145,488
  • Westland District Council: West Coast Wilderness Trail - $213,563

Total project costs for round nine applications was approximately $1.4 million, of which the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides fund is contributing $770,000. 

In February 2014, $8 million over four years was announced for the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund. A total of $7.8 million has been approved for 94 projects across 20 Great Rides so far.

Round ten of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund is expected to open in early 2019.

Read more information about Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund.

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