The Hurunui District Council will receive $224,254 of Government funding to construct toilet facilities and a dump station for motorhome use in Culverden, where local infrastructure is under pressure following the earthquake, says Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith.
“The new facilities on Mountain View Road will help respond to the significant increase in visitor numbers to Culverden, particularly following the Kaikoura Earthquake, which saw the town being incorporated into the South Island inland touring route and portaloos being required to respond to increased demand.”
The funding comes from the second round of the Government’s Regional Mid-sized Tourism Facilities Grant Fund, which the Hurunui District Council applied to.
“Sixteen other councils from around New Zealand applied for the $5.2 million of co-funding for 28 new tourism infrastructure projects that include toilets, showers and parking facilities,” Mr Smith says.
“I am very pleased that the Hurunui District Council’s application was successful, as the region continues to respond to the major changes brought on by the earthquake.”
“Improving and adding to our infrastructure is high on the priority list as the recovery continues, and the Government has responded accordingly.”