Improving access to the Twin Coast Discovery Route will help to enhance tourism opportunities in the region. Accessibility to and from services in and around the Kawakawa town centre will be improved through managed traffic flows and better pedestrian and cycle access at the intersection, which will benefit both local communities, businesses and visitors alike.
Improved access to the Twin Coast Discovery Route will enhance tourism opportunities as well as regional freight movements by improving safety and journey time reliability, particularly at peak seasonal times.
Construction and procurement for the project will occur via the Northland Delivery Framework (NDF), meaning that local contractors benefit from job creation during construction. The NDF panel also provides opportunities for graduate programmes and work experience for Northland youth.