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Northland to benefit from Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Posted on July 18, 2017

The government’s newly revised Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF) makes funds available to councils for infrastructure that supports tourism in areas where visitor demand is higher than the ability of local councils to fund the needs.

Northland Inc is now leading the development of an integrated proposal to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund across all four Northland Councils (Northland Regional Council, WDC, Far North District Council and Kaipara District Council).

MBIE statistics show the number of cruise passenger arrivals to NZ increased five fold over the last 10 years.
MBIE statistics show the number of cruise passenger arrivals to NZ increased five fold over the last 10 years.

Our objective is to ensure Northland is well placed to tap into this fund, ensuring our tourism infrastructure development is prioritised regionally and keeps pace with increasing visitor demand.

Paul Davis — GM Regional Promotions & Tourism, Northland Inc

Northland Inc GM Regional Promotions & Tourism Paul Davis says the proposal will synchronise tourism infrastructure needs identified within each council territory, and within both the Northland Economic Action Plan and the NZTA Twin Coast Discovery Programme Business case. 
 
A further round of project funding is expected to be announced in the next few weeks. “Our objective is to ensure Northland is well placed to tap into this fund, ensuring our tourism infrastructure development is prioritised regionally and keeps pace with increasing visitor demand,” said Paul. 

Whangarei District Council (WDC) successfully applied for funding in the last funding round for new toilets at Abbey caves and Mt Parihaka. Northland Inc is now leading the development of an integrated proposal to the Tourism Infrastructure Fund across all four Northland Councils (Northland Regional Council, WDC, Far North District Council and Kaipara District Council).