Waikato Regional Theatre Governance Panel

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Resource consent for the establishment of the Waikato Regional Theatre facility, which includes a 1,300-seat auditorium and associated theatre facilities, a conference centre, hotel and other retail/hospitality tenancies.  Construction of the proposal involves, amongst other activities, the following:

  • The partial removal of, and external and internal alterations to, the Hamilton Hotel; a 'A' Ranked Built Heritage Item;
  • The removal of three Significant Trees;
  • Works within Embassy Park to create a large plaza and level access to the main theatre entrance and access to the riverfront promenade; and

The installation of 5m wide riverfront promenade which will include works within a 'Group 2' Significant Archaeological Site and the Waikato Riverbank and Gully Hazard Area.

Publicly notified on Thursday, 20th June 2019. Submissions closed Thursday, 18th July 2019.


Section 92 - Request for Further Information

Section 92 - Further Information Responses: Post Notification​​


Hearing Commissioner's Directions

Council's Section 42A Report & Appendices

Applicant's Evidence

Submitters Evidence​

Notice of Hearing​


  • ​To hear and decide the application by an Independent Commissioner, hearing dates have been set as follows:  
    • ​​​Dates​:             Wednesday 16th October to Friday 18th October 2019
    • Start Times:   12.00pm on Wednesday and 9.00am on Thursday & Friday
    • Venue:   ​         Reception Lounge, Ground Floor, Municipal Building, Garden Place, Hamilton
    • Location:        Reception Lounge Map​ (PDF, 6.57MB)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

For circulation of evidence, general enquiries or to request audio recordings of the hearing, please email notifications@hcc.govt.nz.

Hearing Evidence

Hearing Commissioner's Decision

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