Hon Shane Jones
Minister for Regional Economic Development
14 August 2019
The Provincial Growth Fund is boosting tourism in Paeroa by providing over $700,000 for the Historical Maritime Park
Marine development project, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.
The funding will be used for stage one of the project, which will see a wharf constructed at Paeroa and two floating
pontoons installed, a vessel purchased to transport passengers and cycles between landing sites, a board walk connecting
both floating pontoons installed, and landscaping of the area around the board walk and pontoons.
”We’re working closely with the Paeroa community and the town’s Historical Maritime Park to invigorate tourism along the
Waihou River,” Shane Jones said.
“The Hauraki District Council has contributed $400,000 in funding, which is a vote of confidence in the project and
another example of central and local government collaboration facilitated by the PGF.
The new wharf replaces an existing structure, which is now inadequate in light of growing tourist numbers.
“This project will complement existing tourism offerings in the area, including the popular Hauraki Rail Trail. It will
also mean more money spent at local businesses.
“We need to back towns like Paeroa when they come forward with high quality ideas for boosting economic growth,
especially when they have such wide community support,” Shane Jones said.