Four projects included in the 2017 West Coast Economic Development Action Plan have secured feasibility funding $350,000 - $175,000 each from DWC and central government.

The projects are:

  • Business case for Oparara Arches development;

  • Feasibility study for upgrade of Croesus Road, Blackball (access to Paparoa Track Great Walk / Pike 29 Memorial Trail);

  • Business case for Kawatiri Coastal Trail; and

  • Feasibility study for social enterprise pilot programme at Karamea;

A range of agencies, including DWC, Department of Conservation, NZTA, local Iwi, councils and community organisations with work and collaborate on these projects, which all offer the potential for exciting new opportunities for the wider region.