Across the city we are committed to improving the vibrancy of our social and creative spaces. We want to provide our communities places they can come together and enjoy.
Planning the development of an attractive and sustainable community in north Hamilton will re-ignite again shortly with the Council seeking more ideas from the north-eastern community about facilities for their new Rototuna Village.
In June Council agreed to proceed with the plan for a library and community centre, a village square, a playground, an urban play and skate area, and outdoor spaces in the proposed town village set aside to accommodate future growth in the Rototuna area. A potential pool is also under investigation with tenders currently being assessed.
The community were involved earlier this year, in creating a village layout that would best meet their needs and a place that felt welcoming to all – and one that came within the $19.6M budget allocated.
The next phase of engagement involves getting input from the Rototuna community on design elements such as:
- the library and community hub
- the village square
- an urban play area
- active recreation spaces
- Main Street
- public toilet
- tree planting
- integrated public artwork eg – for lighting, paving treatments, water feature.
The proposed timeframe for the process is as follows:
November to February – next phase of community input
March-April – preliminary facility design
May-June – checking back in with the community
July 2020 – sign off
Hamilton’s 2018-28 10-Year Plan budgeted $2B for capital investment in the following decade. This investment saw Council commit to building the new Rototuna Village, with construction set to start in mid-2020. We are all about improving the wellbeing of Hamiltonians and making our city a great place to live, work, play and visit.