NZ Government: Tourism infrastructure to receive USD68m in funding

    New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment launched (11-May-2017) a NZD100 million (USD68.3 million) Tourism Infrastructure Fund as part of a tourism-focused pre-Budget announcement. The Fund will provide up to NZD25 million (USD17 million) per year in co-funding for development of tourism-related infrastructure such as car parks, freedom camping facilities and sewerage and water works. Also announced as part of the tourism infrastructure package is a NZD76 million (USD51.9 million) funding increase for the Department of Conservation to upgrade and develop tourist facilities on conservation land and to expand the great walks network.