Dr Turner’s leadership has been pivotal for the project to date, and the whole Milford Opportunities Team extend their sincere thanks and appreciation for the phenomenal contribution he has made to the project.
1 March 2023
The Milford Opportunities Project provides a valuable test case for transformational change of tourism in line with the strategic direction from the New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy. As Minister for Tourism and one of the three Minister’s overseeing the Milford Opportunities Project, Minister Henare was keen to hear the latest on the project while connecting with a group of local tourism operators in the Milford Opportunities Hub.
2 March 2023
The first session was in relation to tracks and huts. The purpose of the session was to review and start feasibility testing each of the proposed tracks outlined in the Masterplan. On the night, the team and stakeholders discussed what had been proposed and received invaluable feedback from those who were able to attend in person, or via the web link. The feedback from this session is currently being consolidated and will be sent out to stakeholders to ensure that the essence of the discussion was captured.
View the Masterplan’s recommendations regarding tracks and huts online by visiting: Home – Milford Opportunities
This session was for key recreation stakeholders and experts but if you are interested in feeding into this work we’d love to hear from you. Contact us – Milford Opportunities
Testing the Masterplan
The consultant’s task is to test the feasibility of the transport and infrastructure proposals in the master plan. The team hopes to issue the first of the requests for tender in April. Examples of professions we will be looking to engage include: architects; engineers; experts in developing walking and cycling experiences; and terrestrial and aquatic ecologists.
This includes looking at what change could potentially be enabled under existing arrangements and legislative frameworks.
Find out more about the Milford Opportunities Project: www.milforfopportunities.nz