Programme summary

What we're doing

We're investing in our central city, opening it up to the Waikato River, encouraging people to live and work here, and making it easy to access and move around in.

The outcome will be a central city that's more inclusive, vibrant and prosperous: a place that reflects our identity, anticipates our future, promotes creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Why we're doing it

This programme will sustainably develop our central city to make it more liveable, help business to thrive, and make it a place where people love to be. It’s underpinned by a number of our key documents and strategies, including:

We are delivering on our vision of shaping a central city where our people love to be.

Ahuahungia te pokapuu o teetehi taaone e arohaina ai e te taangata.

Where are we at?

  • Underway



    Over the next 10 years we're investing $129.3 million into the central city to build a cosmopolitan hub that Hamiltonians can be proud of and that visitors will flock to and enjoy.

  • Underway


    Embassy Park

    To support the development of the Waikato Regional theatre, Embassy Park will be closed through to early 2024.

Tilly Murcott

Tilly Murcott Programme Manager - Central city

Contact our programme lead

Get in touch with our programme manager for information on our central city programme or any of the projects that underpin it.

The projects underpinning this programme


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Last updated 4 July 2022