$500k Govt funding for Mount toilets

The new toilet block will be located at the base of Mauao.

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.”

 

 


3 Comments

Mount Surf Club or separate facilities? Harbour or Ocean side?

Posted on 13-09-2018 15:23 | By Murray.Guy

The harbour side has toilets (old) Just a guess, so might be the Ocean side. A new block of toilets free standing would be closer to $88k with TCC excesses. I’m thinking (wondering if) the grant is just a portion of the cost and PERHAPS the toilets and associated facilities are actually a part of the Mount Surf Club build. A common ploy to extract money from ratepayers is to say, "Give us $xxx and we will provide public use and access to the toilets". Next becomes an additional ratepayer ’annual cost’ as the ratepayer will pay for their cleaning and maintenance. A great deal for the club.

loos

Posted on 12-09-2018 08:52 | By dumbkof2

if its a govt or council job goody lets rip it off. think of a number then double it plus gst. another job for the council mates.

Half a million?

Posted on 12-09-2018 01:12 | By Centurion

One could build a well-appointed four-bedroom house for less than that. Gold-plated taps? Heated seats? Carpetted floors? Three full-time attendants (male/female/unisex)? Please tell me this is a joke.

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