The mayors and chairs of the Horizons Region are pleased to hear that the Ōtaki to North of Levin corridor and the Capital Connection commuter train have all been included in Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s infrastructure investment announcements today.
The Accelerate25 Lead Team have welcomed Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) announcements for the Horizons Region made today by the Regional Economic Development Minister, Hon Shane Jones.
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.
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