The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are delighted in NZTA’s announcement today that they are moving ahead with the designation of the Ōtaki to north of Levin corridor, as well as progressing immediate safety improvements on the existing State Highway 1.
Backtracking on the Otaki to north of Levin expressway not good enough says regional mayors and chairs.
The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are disappointed with a NZTA official’s comments made last week that there may not be funding available to “even figure out the final route of the Otaki to north of Levin expressway until after 2024”.
The Accelerate25 Lead Team see yesterday’s opening of the Whakapapa Sky Waka Gondola on Mount Ruapehu as incredibly exciting for tourism in the Manawatū-Whanganui Region.
The Accelerate25 Lead Team have welcomed today’s announcement, which will see Provincial Growth Funding invested in projects targeted at improving tourism potential in Te Āpiti – Manawatū Gorge.
Manawatū-Whanganui’s Accelerate25 Lead Team have welcomed an announcement by Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau, of $400,000 in funding from Central Government’s Provincial Growth Fund, towards the establishment of a Rural Innovation Lab.
Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’ announcements today of over $48 million from government’s Provincial Growth Fund towards a Regional Freight Hub in Palmerston North, improved digital connectivity for the region, expansion of the National Driver Training Centre at Manfeild, and investment in an Advanced Aviation Hub in Whanganui.
Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Forestry and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones’ announcement today of almost $1 million towards planting in the Horizons Region and a $10 million loan to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts Ltd for the construction of a high-speed gondola on the Whakapapa ski field from government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF).
The NZ Transport Agency has selected a preferred option for a new State Highway 3 route to replace the closed Manawatū Gorge, connecting the Manawatū, Tararua District, Hawke’s Bay and northern Wairarapa regions.
Manawatū-Whanganui regional leaders have welcomed Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones' announcement today of $6 million from government’s Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) towards the revitalisation of Whanganui Port and an upgrade of the Whanganui rail line.
Whanganui Mayor Hamish McDouall says it’s pleasing to have central government’s continued support and recognition of the Port development and the significant contribution it will make to economic growth in the region.
Local Government and businesses across central and eastern North Island welcome the New Zealand Transport Agency Board’s deferral of its decision on the preferred option for replacing the Manawatu Gorge route, pending further detailed work to understand the relative benefits of the options.
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