Kawerau industrial development receives $2 million boost

Kawerau's new industrial hub could see it attracting businesses from across the country.

 

That's the view of the Minister for Regional Development Shane Jones who was in the Eastern Bay Friday morning to announce a two million dollar injection for the town Provincial Growth Fund.

 

Minister Jones says the money will go into the first stage of the Kawerau Putauaki Industrial development, which he says is the result of more than a decade of planning work from local iwi, council and businesses.

 

He says the move is part of the Government's commitment to the regions, especially areas that may have been neglected.

Michelle Keighley