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Peacocke Programme Team 

Over the next 10 years, Peacocke is projected to provide 3750 houses, which is a third of Hamilton’s medium-term housing needs.  Council’s role is to enable the development of an attractive and sustainable community in the Peacocke Growth Cell.

To do that, we’ve formed a dedicated Peacocke Programme Team who will look across the board at the activities in Peacocke and the surrounding areas to ensure quality outcomes for the city.


West Town Belt Masterplan and Central City Development

Council is currently preparing a thirty year masterplan for Hamilton’s West Town Belt which frames the western edge of the central city. The masterplan will guide future decision making and investigate ways of balancing public open space with community and sporting needs. Given that number of large developments progressing in the central city, including higher density residential development, the management of the West Town Belt over the next thirty years is important to the city’s growth.


Hamilton City River Plan

A master plan has been developed for the city’s river precinct from our new Victoria on the River precinct to the Ferrybank. The idea is to create a central city water front, which will include a boardwalk on two levels and easy access between Victoria on the River, the proposed theatre, Victoria St and the jetty below the Waikato Museum.

So far a short path in front of the museum has been completed and construction of the jetty has been approved and consents are currently being sought.


Other news items from the latest newsletter included:

  • Rototuna Community Hub
  • Urban Design Advisory Panel
  • Special Housing Areas update
  • The five top things to consider when submitting a resource consent


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