Benefits - Parking facility
Riverstone Holdings is committed to establishing a secure parking facility at Te Anau Downs.
The benefits of a secure parking and traffic consolidation and reduction proposal are significant. From a conservation and tourism perspective there would be less pressure on car parking facilities at Milford Sound. From a traffic safety perspective, vehicle stops along the Milford Road would be better managed, improving traffic flows and reducing congestion and risk of accidents.
On arrival at Te Anau Downs, travellers can be encouraged to leave their private vehicles, campervans or partially-filled coaches at the parking facility. They would then travel into Milford via a new, high specification, innovative sightseeing coach or by existing coaches using registered professional drivers on this difficult sector of the road.
These facilities, including adequate toilets, would be privately funded and managed on an ongoing basis.