Tourism investment boost for Whangarei

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The Provincial Growth Fund is investing over $2 million in two tourism initiatives which will further enhance Whangarei as a tourist destination and support the region’s economic growth, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today.

The PGF will invest $1.3 million towards the completion of a feasibility study and business case for the Riverside Hotel and Entertainment Precinct being developed. It’s estimated that approximately $7.75 million per annum will be injected into the Whangarei economy and provide upwards of 100 jobs if the project goes ahead.

Funding of $750,000 will help build a full scale version of an operational rolling ball clock promoting Whangarei’s Clapham’s National Clock Museum.

Minister Davis said the projects would further enhance Whangarei as a tourist destination and support the region’s economic growth.