Mountainbikers and recreational users would be served by a new hub in the Maitai Valley, but building has been delayed pending an iwi management plan. A prospective Mountainbike Hub in the Maitai Valley has secured national funding, but will be delayed pending an iwi management strategy. Nelson City Council has been awarded $498,550 of funding from Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Tourism Infrastructure Fund to build a hub for recreational users of the Maitai Valley, a plan outlined in the 2018-2028 long term plan. VIRGINIA WOOLF The recreation hub, meant to be a base for mountainbikers and recreational users in the Maitai, has secured Government funding. In Tuesday's meeting of the sport and recreation committee, it was highlighted that the delay in the hub could lead to congestion in the Brook Valley, as the Codgers Recreation Hub car park was already "regularly at capacity" and the Maitai hub was planned to alleviate parking issues.
Source: Stuff December 10, 2019 03:56 UTC