Review of $6M over-budget cycle trail

  • 08/03/2016

An independent reviewer is examining a budget blowout of more than $6 million on a South Island cycle trail.

Around the Mountains Cycle Trail, which was officially opened in November 2014, runs through the Queenstown area and Northern Southland.

The forecast total cost of the project in 2010 was $8 million, but it is now projected to cost more than $14 million, the Southland District Council says.

Professional services firm Deloitte has been appointed as an independent reviewer and is expected to deliver a report at the end of April.