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8 regional development projects for Northland

Eight more regional development projects for Northland

Media Release For immediate release 6 October 2003

Eight more regional development projects for Northland

Eight new regional development projects totally nearly $12.2 million are to go ahead in Northland with Transfund New Zealand giving funding approval at its September Board meeting.

The projects are: * Te Haupua/Spirits Bay in the Far North district, at a cost of $460,000

* West Coast Road in the Far North district, at a cost of $3.5 million

* Tangowahine Valley Road North in the Kaipara district, at a cost of $1.6 million

* Poutu Road in Kaipara district, at a total cost of $1.5 million

* Karaka Road widening and strengthening, in the Whangarei district, at a cost of $1.3 million

* Mangakahia Road, in the Whangarei district, at a cost of $1.16 million

* two projects on Otaika Valley Road, in the Whangarei district, at a cost of $2.67 million.

The projects are funded at 100 percent from Transfund's regional development output group for the 2003/04 National Land Transport Programme.

The regional development output group was set up in 2002/03 to assist areas with acute transport needs to primarily provide or improve access in such a way that will encourage direct additional investment in the region.

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Transfund New Zealand is the government agency responsible for allocating funding toward an affordable, integrated, safe, responsive and sustainable land transport system for New Zealand. It funds a range of land transport solutions based on funding applications received from Transit New Zealand, territorial authorities and regional councils. See our website www.transfund.govt.nz for more information.

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