July, 2021Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has welcomed the announcement of
$2.4million in targeted funding for tourism and recreational
infrastructure in the district.
At a media stand up hosted at the Queenstown Lakes District Council
Chambers, Hon Stuart Nash, Minister of Tourism, announced funding for
five South Island Te Waipounamu areas where tourism had been most
affected by the absence of international visitors.
Mayor Boult thanked the Minister and said he was grateful that Central
Government had once again recognised the significant challenges our
community had faced in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I am delighted to see this government investment that will benefit
some key locations in the district. Not only will this enhance the
districts visitor appeal, but there are some real gains for our local
communities, such as improving and upgrading the boat ramp facilities
at Glenorchy and Lake Wnaka, both of which are well used by many
The lakefronts have been an area of focus for this funding and this
complements much of our own work, such as the Wnaka Lakefront
development. I very much look forward to seeing these facilities being
enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, said Mayor Boult.
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