Matamata-Piako benefits from Provincial Growth Fund
Matamata-Piako is hoping a $1.7million funding injection from the Provincial Growth Fund will lead to a tourism and industry boom.
Matamata-Piako District Council submitted two applications to the fund following a meeting with Economic Development Minister Shane Jones in August when he visited the district.
Approval of Council’s applications was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a lunch in Matamata yesterday.
The two approved projects are $900,000 towards a feasibility study and business investment case for a Te Aroha tourism precinct, and $800,000 towards a feasibility study for a Waharoa industry hub.