Tourism Infrastructure Fund
The Tourism Infrastructure Fund provides up to $25 million annually to develop tourism-related infrastructure that supports regions facing pressure from tourism growth.
About the fund
After a period of exceptional growth across the tourism sector, infrastructure is a priority for the industry and central and local government.
Tourism is hugely important to the New Zealand economy and infrastructure is essential to making the most of growth in the sector.
Quality infrastructure and facilities also help to ensure New Zealanders can continue to enjoy their own spaces — whether they are at home or visiting other parts of the country.
The Tourism Infrastructure Fund supports local communities facing pressure from tourism growth and in need of assistance — areas with high visitor numbers but small ratepayer bases, for example.
The fund aims to protect and enhance New Zealand’s reputation both domestically and internationally. Supporting robust infrastructure contributes to quality experiences for visitors, and maintains the social licence for the sector to operate.
When to apply
Applications closed for Round 2 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund on 14 May 2018. A further round is expected to open on 1 March 2019.
In this section
The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is open to councils, although some community organisations with council backing can apply.
We assess all applications to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund for eligibility and put through an independent financial assessment before being considered by a funding panel.
Applications to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund are reviewed by a panel of independent advisors, government and tourism sector representatives.
Round 1 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 34 applications with a total of $14,222,594 awarded.
Round 2 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 42 applications with a total of $19,616,925 awarded.