New facilities in South Waikato reserves receive blessing.
Released: Wednesday 20 March
The installation of brand new facilities within our South Waikato reserves have been a welcome addition for visitors this summer and were officially blessed by local iwi today.
After a successful application by Council to obtain funding from the Responsible Camping Working Group – a joint venture between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), the Working Group allocated $428,000 to assist Council in fulfilling initiatives with a focus on encouraging responsible camping.
The installation of new shower blocks, recycling and rubbish bins, BBQs and BBQ shelters are present in the three reserves – Little Waipa, Jones Landing and Dunham’s Point Reserve.
“Council recognised the popularity of our rural reserves and we are delighted to be able to install further facilities to meet the growing demand,” said Parks and Reserves Manager Phil Parker.
“Additionally, these amenities would help encourage responsible camping including promoting the recycling of their waste appropriately for the good of our environment.”
Council would like to thank our contractor GHD Limited for its support through this project to improve infrastructure in our reserves. We are sure the addition of these facilities will be of added benefit for casual campers and visitors.
Furthermore, we encourage users to be responsible and respectful to ensure these facilities are used for many years to come.
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