$820,000 awarded for cycle trail maintenance
On: 3 May 2018
The Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail received an $820,000 investment today through the eighth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund.
Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail is a key part of the country’s tourism offering, attracting high-value visitors and helping provide jobs and economic development opportunities for regional communities.
The Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund aims to ensure New Zealand’s premier rides are maintained to their current world class standard.
The trails to receive funding are:
- Central Otago Clutha Trails Limited: Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails (Otago), $82,721
- Far North District Council: Twin Coast Cycle Trail (Northland), $284,174
- Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust: Old Ghost Road (West Coast), $24,324
- Nelson City Council: Dun Mountain Trail (Nelson/Tasman), $20,000
- Queen Charlotte Track Incorporated: Queen Charlotte Track (Marlborough), $45,000
- Queenstown Trails Trust: Queenstown Trail (Otago), $15,125
- Ruapehu District Council: Mountains to Sea (Manawatū-Whanganui), $11,890
- Tasman District Council: Tasman’s Great Taste Trail (Nelson/Tasman), $300,000
- Tourism Waitaki: Alps 2 Ocean (Canterbury/Otago), $14,203
- West Coast Wilderness Trail Trust: West Coast Wilderness Trail (West Coast), $23,073.
In February 2014, $8 million over four years was announced for the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund. A total of $6.8 million has been approved for 79 projects across 20 Great Rides so far.