Ka toituu, ka ataahua te whakawhanake whenua ki Rototuna
Enabling the development of attractive and sustainable community in the Rototuna growth area.
Have your say on Your Rototuna
We'd love for you to tell us if we've got the concept designs right for the Rototuna Village library, community hub, open spaces and play areas.
We really do welcome and listen to your feedback - this is to be your place. Have we got our concept designs, right? Have your say below.
A summary of the feedback will also be made available after the submissions close.What's happening now?
The Rototuna community village is entering a very exciting phase where the input you have provided over the past two years can be seen in concepts and ideas being developed for the library, community hub, open spaces and play areas.
Before the team develops these any further, they want to check to ensure the ideas are heading in the right direction to deliver what the community previously said was important to them:
- a vibrant village heart, where people can meet and play, and connect to the outdoors
- be integrated and have great connectivity
- provide a sense of identity and belonging
- be a destination with well-considered spaces to play and enjoy
- be welcoming
- be bright and friendly
- all the other priorities that you shared with us through the community meetings and feedback.
Our team will take your themes and ideas from the feedback and do our best to incorporate them into a cohesive design within the agreed budget.
Where we have come from
In 2018 Hamilton City Council set aside $19.6 million for the development of the Rototuna community facilities.
Money was set aside for:
- a library
- a community hub/meeting rooms
- a village square
- open recreation spaces
- play spaces
We are also proposing changes to the streets to suit the more urban environment, making them suitable for increased numbers of pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. At the same time, we are coordinating with the private developer who is proposing office and retail in the heart of the village.
During 2018 and 2019 Council engaged with the community to get feedback on a couple of options for the layout of what was then called the Rototuna Town Centre, with the main street on North City Road, between Borman Road an d Bourn Brook Rise. Because of the feedback, we developed a third option and are now referring to the area as Rototuna Village.
Since then we have applied for a resource consent to enable the new village layout and we have been working with consultants and special interest groups to develop the preliminary designs.
We have also tendered and selected a preferred party to develop and operate a pool. This is a commercial pool which we are negotiating public access for lane swimming and learn to swim at rates similar to our other facilities. The deal needs to be affordable/commercially viable for both parties and there is still a bit of work to be done.
For more detail refer to "How We Got Here", under the Additional Information side bar.