Here's the Cabinet Paper on the NZ Cycleway.
Paragraphs 27 and 28 indicate the govt's approach: co-funding with regional partners. So if you want govt $ to build a cycleway, get a proposal together and start talking to the Ministry of Tourism.
It's also attached below.
The Ministry of Tourism has been researching New Zealand’s existing and proposed cycleway routes. Some promising routes have already been identified and the Prime Minister expects to announce those selected to form part of the network by the end of July 2009. The aim is to get underway with these projects as soon as possible.
Alongside this, an Advisory Group is being established that will look at other regional cycleway proposals and work with those regions on feasibility work and technical advice for new routes moving forward.
The Ministry of Tourism will be looking for people with engineering, legal and technical skills to be part of the Advisory Group. These members will be selected through standard government procurement processes.
Details of significant contracts can be found on the Government Electronic Tendering Service.
To register your interest in receiving details of any cycleway related opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to keep informed on progress visit this web page regularly (www.tourism.govt.nz/cycleway).
Also, you can register your interest for automatic updates by completing the subscription form. Emails will be provided on developments, as the project progresses.