Saturday, June 15, 2024

Hamilton council moves to protect Rotokauri transport corridors

Hamilton City Council has approved plans for the protection of key transport corridors in Rotokauri and endorsed taking a partnership approach with local developers to design parts of the transport corridor.

Chair of Council’s Strategic Growth Committee, Councillor Dave Macpherson said Council wants to work with developers to ensure more houses can be built in Rotokauri, and joining forces to get the greenway project going was the best way to move forward.

“We’ve got an opportunity to collaborate with key developers and sort out the best way forward to provide long term value and benefit for the city, and to minimise development costs that often fall on existing ratepayers,” said Cr Macpherson.

“It’s about getting the right infrastructure, in the right places, at the right time and price for houses to be built.”

General Manager of Development, Chris Allen said innovative approaches to enabling development in Rotokauri would be a win-win situation for Council and motivated developers.

“Taking a collaborative approach to the design of key strategic infrastructure such as the Rotokauri Greenway and the transport corridors could better align with landowner and developer aspirations – saving time and money for all parties down the track,” he said.

At the meeting, Councillors approved the lodgement of the Notice of Requirement for the Rotokauri Arterial Network, along with the detailed business case that will be submitted to Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency for their endorsement.

Latest Articles