Tourism Infrastructure Fund

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) 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 for Round 4 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund closed on 28 August 2019.

Round 5 of the TIF will open on 1 March 2020.

In this section

Eligibility and co-funding criteria

The Tourism Infrastructure Fund is open to councils, although some community organisations with council backing can apply.

Application and assessment process

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.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund panel

Applications to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund are reviewed by a panel of independent advisors, government and tourism sector representatives.

Round 4 funding recipients

Round 4 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 36 applications with a total of $13,309,101 awarded.

Round 3 funding recipients

Round 3 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 40 applications with a total of $11,949,461 awarded.

Round 2 funding recipients

Round 2 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 42 applications with a total of $19,616,925 awarded.

Round 1 funding recipients

Round 1 of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund awarded funding to 34 applications with a total of $14,222,594 awarded.

Evaluation of the Tourism Infrastrucure Fund

Evaluation of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund undertaken in September 2019 by SageBush.

Review of the Tourist Infrastructure Fund [PDF, 1.4 MB]

 

Allocation of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Rounds 1-4 (funding allocation by region)

Grand Total: $58.4 million

Map of New Zealand showing the Tourism Infrastructure Fund Rounds 1-4 allocated by region.
Tourism Infrastructure Fund
Region Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Grand Total
Bay of Plenty $1,279,895 $1,666,484 $777,016 $149,124 $3,872,519
Canterbury $2,699,650 $1,008,950 $2,425,943 $1,129,150 $7,263,693
Chatham Islands       $168,061 $168,061
Gisborne $1,269,300 $572,300 $189,600   $2,031,200
Hawke's Bay $56,250 $60,000 $898,396 $580,300 $1,594,946
Manawatu-Whanganui $1,123,500 $102,404 $162,708 $4,587,514 $5,976,126
Marlborough   $534,000 $553,068 $34,045 $1,121,113
Nelson $135,000 $500,000   $498,550 $1,133,550
Northland $229,000 $2,235,484 $1,653,000 $4,447,398 $8,564,882
Otago   $2,392,778 $1,693,423 $558,250 $4,644,451
Southland $455,765 $5,906,145     $6,361,910
Taranaki $708,500 $125,187     $833,687
Tasman $335,000 $10,000   $320,000 $665,000
Waikato $1,704,330 $3,027,393 $2,596,553 $550,679 $7,878,955
Wellington-Wairarapa $223,470 $100,000     $323,470
West Coast $3,942,304 $980,550 $821,000 $230,000 $5,973,854
Grand Total $14,161,964 $19,221,675 $11,770,707 $13,253,071 $58,407,417

Tourism Infrastructure Fund (Rounds 1-4) and Responsible Camping Funding (Rounds 1-2)

Total funding allocation by region

Grand Total: $74.6 million

Map of New Zealand showing Tourism Infrastructure Fund (Rounds 1-4) and Responsible Camping Funding (Rounds 1-2) total funding allocation by region
Tourism Infrastructure Fund and Responsible Camping Funding
Region TIF Co-funding Approved RC Funding Approved Grand Total
Auckland   $201,360 $201,360
Bay of Plenty $3,872,519 $1,325,672 $5,198,191
Canterbury $7,263,693 $2,539,455 $9,803,148
Chatham Islands $168,061   $168,061
Gisborne $2,031,200 $325,905 $2,357,105
Hawke's Bay $1,594,946 $416,115 $2,011,061
Manawatu-Whanganui $5,976,126 $184,595 $6,160,721
Marlborough $1,121,113 $378,610 $1,499,723
Nationwide   $718,550 $718,550
Nelson $1,133,550 $256,878 $1,390,428
Northland $8,564,882 $1,180,500 $9,745,382
Otago $4,644,451 $2,233,435 $6,877,886
Southland $6,361,910 $31,000 $6,392,910
Taranaki $833,687 $156,000 $989,687
Tasman $665,000 $530,955 $1,195,955
Waikato $7,878,955 $2,462,026 $10,340,981
Wellington-Wairarapa $323,470 $145,000 $468,470
West Coast $5,973,854 $3,103,372 $9,077,226
Grand Total $58,407,417 $16,189,428 $74,596,845
Last updated: 06 December 2019