Programme summary

What we're doing

We’re creating a welcoming community village at the heart of Rototuna with flexible, inviting, connected, and usable spaces for everyone.

Rototuna Village will be home to a library with community rooms and Council services, a village square with power for events, play and skate spaces, and safe ways to move within the village. The village will be well-connected to the rest of Hamilton through safe roading, public transport options, and shared pathways.

We’re coordinating with private developers who will deliver office and retail in the future, and we’re supporting an investment proposal for a commercial pool and fitness centre with community access.

Why we're doing it

The north-east of Hamilton is growing and the neighbourhood needs community facilities to provide for its growing population.

This project will

  • Provide a vibrant heart for the community

  • Become a place for work, relaxation and connection

  • Become a thriving, urban environment

Project features

  • Rototuna Library 807

    A new library

    Construction of Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library has begun. Te Kete Aronui was one of the three baskets of knowledge collected by Taane in Maaori legend. This reflects the role of the library as a community space for learning and knowledge.
  • Rototuna Village Render 807

    People-friendly streets

    The Rototuna Village streets will be designed for the urban environment, safe and suitable for increased numbers of pedestrians, people on bikes, and public transport.
  • Rototuna TownCentre Concepts 807x538

    Open spaces

    Well-thought-out open spaces will be provided for play, events, gathering and relaxation. These will feel good, be safe, provide some shade and cater for all ages and abilities.

Where we're at with progress

  • Stage 1 - Planning

    2018

    Funding set aside for the development of the Rototuna community facilities.
  • Stage 2 - Underway

    April 2022

    Construction of Te Kete Aronui Rototuna Library and the outside public spaces is under way and will take around 15 months to complete.
  • Stage 3 - Completed

    Mid 2023

    Council's development of Rototuna Village community facilities is complete.
North City Road Urban Upgrade

North City Road urban upgrade and road closure

The next stage of the work is to build a new roundabout and upgrade North City Road to make it more pedestrian and cycling-friendly near the new community facilities.

To do this, we need to close part of North City Road between Fergy Place and Bourn Brook Avenue from early October 2022. This includes the intersection of Bourn Brook Avenue and North City Road as shown on the map.

We expect this work to take up to six months. We expect to reopen the Bourn Brook Avenue intersection in late-2022 and the rest of the road end of March 2023.

 

Check out some alternative school journey options:

  • Walk, scoot or bike
    In Term 4 the weather is great, and we want to build on our already great numbers who walk, scoot and bike to school.

  • Choose a new pick-up spot
    Plan an alternative pick-up location if you are needing to collect students by car. Ask your student to meet you there.

  • Jump on the bus
    Buses will continue to operate during the closure. Students will still be able to catch the bus from the usual stops on Kimbrae Drive.

  • Start a carpool
    If you know other students who live in your area, consider organising a carpool with their parents/caregivers.

  • Delay your pick-up
    If you do need to collect students from school, we ask our parents/caregivers to arrive 10-15 minutes after school finishes. This will give students time to get out and be waiting and help with flow in our carparks.

Frequently asked questions

When will Rototuna Village be open?

We expect most Council facilities in Rototuna Village to be available for public use mid-2023. The pool, retail and office spaces are subject to the developers’ schedules and will be complete some time afterwards.

What parking facilities will be available?

Public parking will be provided with mobility parking spaces planned in convenient locations throughout the village. A car park immediately north of the library is dedicated for people who have higher mobility needs, including parents using pushchairs and older persons. Parking restrictions will apply to most car parks following Council consultation on this.

What sports and recreational facilities will be provided?

Rototuna Village will be home to play and skate spaces, a basketball area, and potentially a swimming pool and fitness centre. The village is also right next to Korikori Park, which is home to several sports fields and changing rooms.

How do I have my say on the village design?

Council started engagement with the community in early 2019, which looked at options for what facilities should go where in the village. Further community engagement was undertaken on the design in late-2020.

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Last updated 2 July 2022