Coromandel MP Simpson welcomes tourism infrastructure funding

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MP for Coromandel, Scott Simpson, has welcomed the success of the Thames Coromandel District Council in securing central government co-funding for important local tourism infrastructure projects.
 
“The first announcement is that the Thames Coromandel District Council has successfully bid for $178,000 for six rubbish removal compactor facilities throughout the district from the National-led Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund.”
 
The second decision is that the Council has also secured nearly $167,000 for an effluent system at Hot Water Beach.
 
“This is exactly the type of sensible, practical support we need in the Coromandel” said Scott Simpson.
 
“Visitors are spending time and money in our region all year round now. We still get a huge summer peak but the trend for tourists to visit throughout the year has become more apparent over the last few years” said Mr Simpson.
 
“We all know that the tourism sector is experiencing spectacular growth in the Coromandel and wider region as the word gets about our unique qualities. I’m delighted the proposals put forward by Thames Coromandel District Council have been successful” said Scott Simpson.
 
Budget 2016 allocated $12 million over four years for the National-led Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund which co-funds core facilities used by tourists and enhances the experience they have while visiting.
 For information on the Fund visit: http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/tourism/regional-mid-sized-tourism-facilities-grant-fund