Trail costs aired

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By STEVE ED­WARDS

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.

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