Rototuna taku manawa taki E poipoia te aapoopoo
E whakairo te taaukiuki Hei kainga ngaakau
Rototuna the place I love That nurtures the future
Through the embrace of yesteryear My haven. My home
An exciting new development in Rototuna is one step closer to taking shape.
The Council is inviting people to have their say on the new Rototuna village being developed in the fast-growing north-eastern suburbs of Hamilton.
“Following the Council decision last year to set aside funds for the development of community facilities in Rototuna, the project has been moving forward at a rapid pace. There has been a huge amount of work undertaken in quite a short space of time – and now the community is able to have their say,” said Natasha Ryan, project manager for Rototuna.
The Council set aside $19.6M in 2018 for the development of community facilities in Rototuna.
The community facilities agreed were:
- a community centre and library, with bookable rooms and meeting places
- a village square
Both proposals feature space for a potential pool/fitness centre which would need to be developed in partnership with a commercial operator.
While recognising there have been high community expectations an aquatic centre would be built in Rototuna, the Council is being clear at the outset of this engagement process, a potential pool is only viable if a commercial operator can be attracted to invest.
Initial engagement with people of the north-eastern suburbs early-on, expressed their desire for “a welcoming community village with flexible, inviting, connected and usable spaces”.
“We are presenting two proposals to start a conversation, each with different strengths and weaknesses. It’s very important that the people of Rototuna have their say, so we have a better understanding of their needs, and how we can best design the village to strengthen the community within the parameters we have,” Ms Ryan said.
“The Council has no preferred proposal – we genuinely want the people of Rototuna to talk to us about what they like about the proposals.”
The area for the village development is on North City Rd, to the north of Borman Rd.
Two proposals have been developed to offer the growing community the opportunity to develop a unique and special place.
Community conversations – where you can come along, ask questions and have your say…
Tuesday 19 March
Summerset Retirement Village
Tuesday 26 March
Rototuna High School
Saturday 30 March
There will be a brochure dropped to 10,000 households in the north-east on 12-14 March summarising the two proposals and providing a feedback form.