Trail costs aired
While funding has been brought forward, plans to extend the Hauraki Rail Trail from Te Aroha to Matamata remain at the investigative stage.
Following the hearing of public submissions in late May, Matamata- Piako District Council included $150,000 into its next budget.
The extension was favoured by 513 submitters, with a number also calling on council to bring the project forward, and 129 against.
In its draft long-term plan, the council said the cycleway extension – via Manawaru and Tower Rd – would cost about $4 million.