The new transport network in Peacocke is taking shape with the final form revealed for the main road and roundabout after two years of complex underground and structural works.
“We’re on the home straight so we’ll see the project really come to life in the next couple of months”, said Parsons.
The future-proofed transport network design will deliver more safe and efficient ways to get around the area and provides a key connections to the rest of city for the 20,000 Hamiltonians that will call Peacocke home.
“We initially hoped to be finished in mid-late 2023, but the cumulative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic response in New Zealand and severe weather events experienced this year have made that impossible.”
“It’s great to see this project progressing before the next major development starts in Peacocke,” said Saunders.
“Through collaborative partnerships some works like road intersections and service connections required for subdivisions funded by developers have been included in the current project scope. This means new developments will have connections from the get go.”
“The work happening in Peacocke is transformative - it’s a game-changer that unlocks the area for more homes and development of the city’s newest neighbourhood,” said Saunders.
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Peacocke is being built with the support from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund, made up of a $180.3 million 10-year interest-free loan and $110.1 million of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency subsidies.
The Peacocke programme will deliver a new bridge, a transport network that caters for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists, parks, and strategic water, wastewater and stormwater networks. Other work includes protecting and enhancing the environment, including the extensive gully system, opening the area to the Waikato River, and investigating community facilities which are also important parts of creating a new community in Peacocke.
When completed, Peacocke will be home for up to 20,000 Hamiltonians