July 03, 2020
Roading spend will help tribe’s housing plan
Rotorua’s mayor Steve Chadwick says a $55 million investment for roading and on the city fringe will open up Māori land for housing.
The funding, which is part of the government’s COVID-19 economic recovery package will enable a series of intersection upgrades along Te Ngae Road and stormwater construction.
That will support Ngāti Whakaue Tribal Lands’ plans for up to 1000 homes.
"This helps with iwi aspirations, Ngāti Whakaue. It also helps us as a rohe with our housing needs and they were becoming really quite desperate and it is ready to go because I know a lot of these projects, they say they want work to begin in the next three months, Well kei te pai, we’re ready," Mayor Chadwick says..
At least 300 jobs will be created, which will help in an area hit by the collapse of the international tourism market.
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