September 24, 2018
Rotorua lakefront to get PGF upgrade
The Provincial Growth Fund is to invest $27.5 million in the Rotorua lakefront and Whakarewarewa Forest.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau says Rotorua Lakes Council will co-fund the $55 million project, which will include building new boardwalks, walkways, cycle ways, event infrastructure, more car parking, landscaping and an improved visual connection between the city and the lake.
An improved access road, a cycleway from the park to the city, and visitor centre will be created at Whakarewarewa Forest.
Mr Tabuteau says the redevelopment is expected to attract significant private and iwi investment in Rotorua’s high value tourism and hospitality offerings, leading to the creation of hundreds of new jobs.
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