Latest update January 2019
WAIWHAKAREKE PARK DEVELOPMENT
We are committed to building a great river city. Part of this includes improving Hamilton's liveability through new community infrastructure and green spaces. We are currently upgrading Waiwhakareke to improve the vibrancy of the Park, the driver for this work is to take the development of the Park to the next stage and open it to the public. The first stage of work will start with construction of the loop track followed by viewing platforms and a toilet building.
Physical works will be beginning late January and are expected to be completed by June 2019.
Over the next three years the Council is also investing in other community projects across the city, including:
- Zoo and Waiwhakareke entrance precinct
- Hamilton Gardens development
- Playground development
- Rototuna Community Hub development
Where have we come from?
Over the past 12 years, 26 hectares of plantings matched to habitat conditions have been established at Waiwhakareke. Supported by Council and other community nurseries, eco-sourced seed is collected, propagated and grown on to the grade required - ensuring strong, robust plants are available.