Hopes that the Government would fund a road from Haast to Hollyford Valley in the near future have been dashed.
Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee yesterday said there were no immediate plans to proceed with the project.
Southland District Mayor Frana Cardno said the economic climate meant it was not feasible for the Government to contribute vast amounts of money to constructing the road.
Invercargill MP Eric Roy said he supported the idea of building the road, but the Government "couldn't do everything at the same time".
- © Fairfax NZ News
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