The Government is pumping more than $500,000 to help fund new toilet facilities in Mount Maunganui.
Tauranga City Council were successful in their funding application and will receive $577,500 of funding for the provision of toilet facilities at the base of Mauao.
The funding is part of a $19.3 million allocation for tourism infrastructure projects around the country.
“Every year, more and more visitors flock to our beautiful part of Aotearoa New Zealand, with Mauao being a ‘must-do’ attraction while in town, I am pleased that the Government is pitching in to help spread the costs of tourism infrastructure which will benefit both locals, and visitors to Mount Maunganui,” says Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis.
“Managed well, tourism growth can significantly boost our economy, bring wealth to the regions and improve New Zealanders’ quality of life by creating more vibrant communities,” says Labour List MP, Angie Warren-Clark.
“For example, we’re considering responsible camping legislation and how that might need to change for everyone’s benefit,” says Kelvin.
“We’re also implementing an international visitor levy to provide sustainable funding for infrastructure and conservation and we’re funding attractions through the Provincial Growth Fund that will help provide year-round jobs in our regions.”