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Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the Clutha District Council was ‘‘thrilled’’ to receive the news.
‘‘This is a potentially huge boost at such a critical time for our district.
‘‘When you appreciate we typically spend about $22million a year in total, the magnitude of the difference this could make ... [is] a truly exciting prospect.’’
A blend of essential infrastructure and ‘‘transformational’’ community projects had been shortlisted, he said.
‘‘We’re delighted the new Clutha Community Hub is there, and the potential for improvements and expansion for our community housing.
‘‘This funding is essential to the future trajectory of our district’s wellbeing.’’
The shortlisted projects are:
The Balclutha Community Hub ($15million); the Clutha District water treatment compliance project ($10.46million); the Clutha District water supply capacity project ($12.6million); Clutha District community housing improvements and new units ($10.29million); sealing critical roads, bridge renewals and cycle path extension ($24million); and the Tahakopa Valley Rd seal extension ($12.2million).