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Further investment in Remutaka Cycle Trail

24 October 2018

MP for Hutt South Chris Bishop has welcomed the announcement today of a further $56,000 of government funding for the Remutaka Cycle Trail.

“This new funding will be used for the construction of an off-road track alongside Lake Wairarapa, taking riders off the Western Lake Road”, says Mr Bishop.

The funding comes from the government’s Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund which was established in February 2014.

“The New Zealand Cycle Trail, established by the previous National-led government, has been a great success story for both the Hutt Valley and for New Zealand. A report by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) estimates that just under 100,000 visit the Remutaka Cycle Trail, generating approximately $3.3 million to the economy.

“Today’s announcement comes in addition to the $334,000 that was announced in February to build a bridge at Siberia Stream, install toilet facilities and to upgrade sections of track.

“It is great to see the government continuing to invest in the Ngā Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail and I look forward to further investment in the future.”

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