More than $145,000 of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) funding is going towards Nelson's Dun Mountain Trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides.

The Council allocated funding towards the Dun Mountain Trail in its Long Term Plan, noting that the capital expenditure share was subject to the MBIE confirming a 50 per cent share of the project costs.

$110,000 will be invested in upgrading the section of trail between Coppermine Saddle and Smiths Ford, which is being match funded by the Council and project managed by the Nelson Tasman Cycle Trail Trust (Heart of Biking). 

The remainder will contribute towards re-mediating the slip between Four Corners and Third House, a project being overseen and funded by the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust. 

The funding comes as part of a further $770,000 Government investment funding in New Zealand regions, for the upkeep of eleven Great Rides of Nga Haerenga, the New Zealand Cycle Trail.

The investment is the ninth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund, which aims to ensure New Zealand’s premier rides are maintained to their current world class standard.

For further information read the MBIE media release.