11 December 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Upgraded facilities in Hokitika and Franz Josef
Franz Josef and Hokitika will see upgraded facilities for tourists in the New Year. Successful applications to round four of the Tourism Infrastructure Fund mean that Council will be upgrading the Franz Josef wastewater pumping station and building a new campervan dump station, and upgrading the campervan dump station in Hokitika.
Increased capacity and lightening and surge protection at the Franz Josef wastewater pumping station will benefit residents and tourists alike. The current pumping station has a capacity of 5,000 litres and produces unsightly overflow when this capacity is reached. With an upgraded capacity of 20,000 litres sudden surges as a result of increasing numbers of users during the tourist season and sudden storm events will stop.
The new campervan dump station in Franz Josef will provide visitors to the district a mid-district option alongside the current dump stations in Haast and Hokitika, allowing visitors to dump their waste in an appropriate way. Council is working with the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association, who are assisting with funding and installation, reducing any impact on ratepayers.
Media enquiries to:
Emma Rae, Strategy and Communications Advisor