Project summary

What we’re doing 

We’re planning to upgrade the park area above Wellington Street Beach, to make it safe, accessible and fit-for-purpose.  

The plans include a new public toilet, a barbecue area with shaded seating, more flat space to rest and play, and wide, accessible pathways.  

The refreshed space will also improve sightlines from the road to the beach, helping to keep families safer as they enjoy the space. The area will be complimented with native planting too.  

We're seeking feedback from the community on how you currently use the space, and what you think of our plans.  

You might have heard that the jetty at the beach is unsafe and needs to be removed. We’re also interested to hear about what you’d like to see in the future as a permanent replacement for the jetty.  

We want to hear your feedback on our plans. You can find out more about the project and share your feedback at haveyoursay.hamilton.govt.nz from 21 November – 12 December, or pick up a hard copy from any Hamilton library or the main Council building. 

Have your say

You can also attend a drop-in session at Wellington Street Beach, to tell us what you think.  

Wednesday 29 November, 3.30pm - 5pm
Saturday 2 December, 2pm – 4pm 

Why we’re doing it 

Wellington Street Beach is a popular spot for our community, and loved by many Hamiltonians. We want to make sure the park is safe, accessible, and fit-for-purpose. This improvement is part of our 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan. 

Frequently asked questions

When will this project happen?

We're aiming to do this project alongside the Hayes Paddock transport project, from March to June 2024. By doing them at the same time, we can minimise disruptions for the community, and do the work in the off-season when the beach isn't as popular.

What's happening with the jetty?

Severe weather and fluctuating river levels in the last 12 months have caused significant damage to the jetty. It’s been assessed and found unsafe, so we need to remove it as soon as possible, to keep our community safe. We’re looking at options for a short-term solution for the summer season now. In this engagement, we’re asking what you want to see as a permanent replacement for the jetty. We want to make sure any long-term solutions are safe and fit-for-purpose. The jetty is due to be renewed as part of the upcoming 2024-2034 Long-Term Plan.

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Last updated 21 November 2023