This project will
Restore 15ha+ of gullies
Create 30 new wetland areas
Provide habitats for native bats, lizards, insects and birds
Peacocke is Hamilton’s greatest-ever environmental investment. Gully restoration, wetlands, habitats for native lizards, birds, bats and aquatic life, plus more than 100,000 new trees and plants.
The investment includes:
Developers, community groups and landowners will also make investments that support the unique ecological makeup of the Peacocke area and its proximity to the Waikato River.
The environment is at the heart of everything we do. This multi-million-dollar investment will protect and enhance our natural taonga, green spaces, and biodiversity in Peacocke. It will also support an attractive and sustainable environment for people.
A lot of this investment is made possible through the strategic infrastructure projects for Peacocke. Other funding comes from Council’s long-term plans and government funding arrangements.
Environmental work is ongoing in Peacocke and will be delivered by both Council and private developers. The completion of major environmental work and restoration depends on the progress of the roading network and other developments in the area.
The pekapeka-tou-roa long-tailed bat is a nationally critical, threatened species, which is the highest threat ranking.
Hamilton is unique as it is one of only a few urban environments in the country with long-tailed bat populations living in the city. Council has a special relationship with these fantastic furry creatures and we have monitored their behaviour with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency during the design phase for the Southern Links transport network in Peacocke.
We recognise the pekapeka-tou-roa as a taonga (treasure) of our city that we need to protect now and safeguard for future generations as Hamilton grows.
Last updated 5 July 2022