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Coromandel district to benefit from responsible camping funding

Coromandel district to benefit from responsible camping funding

Posted September 03, 2019
Council Matters , Environmental , Business

The Government has announced that a further $8 million is being made available to continue to help encourage responsible camping around New Zealand.

The Coromandel District is to receive a share of the $8 million fund, which is being allocated among 38 councils.

The money for the Coromandel district ($721,774) will go towards three projects focusing on sustainable tourism.

These are for:

  • Increased service at 59 different toilet facilities across the region
  • An ambassador programme
  • Education and information for campers.

“Our Government wants to continue supporting our regions to thrive and to enrich our country through sustainable tourism growth. Part of this means providing critical funding to improve the freedom camping experience for everyone,” Kelvin Davis said.

“This summer we will again provide important facilities for visitors, but we’ve also come up with innovative solutions that make great use of technology to better share information, help people camp responsibly, and encourage campers to act as guardians of New Zealand.

“I’d like to acknowledge local councils for working together with us on these projects. I’d also like to thank the Responsible Camping Working Group for their guidance on helping to improve the camping system.

“Visitors and local communities alike will benefit from this investment. I’m looking forward to another successful summer,” Kelvin Davis said.