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Paparoa Track access
As part of the Regional Growth Study, DWC contributed $40,000 towards a business case on upgrading the Croesus Road at Blackball to improve access to the Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Trail. The Grey District Council subsequently secured $3.5m from the PGF to upgrade the Croesus Road.
The Department of Conservation’s $12m Paparoa Track was fully opened to the public on 1 March 2020 and has received significant international attention, making number 17 on the New York Times list of ‘52 Places to Go’.