Council backing Rotokauri growth

19 November 2015
Hamilton City Council

Providing for another 20,000 residents in the northwestern fringe of Hamilton City took another step forward today as the Council’s Finance Committee approved a $7.6 million wastewater project for Rotokauri.

The new pipeline will not only service new development in Rotokauri. Its design includes smartflow technology which will allow the pipe to extend the capacity of the existing network, supporting economic growth in other areas of the city.

The Rotokauri region has been identified as a key growth area for Hamilton, with around 1000ha of land planned for residential, commercial and industrial expansion.

It is expected to see 16,000 to 20,000 new residents over the next two to three decades, 3000 of these in the next 10 years.  Some residential projects have already commenced but water, wastewater and transport services need to be planned to allow the city to develop.

The Far Western Interceptor Extension will extend the city’s current wastewater network with a 2km pipeline from the Te Rapa bypass to a connection with the existing pipeline beside Avalon Drive.

The decision will be welcomed by developers and landowners in the Rotokauri area who have endorsed the Extension through submissions to the Council’s 10 Year Plan. Construction is expected to begin mid-2016 and the project is expected to take three years to complete.

Carried: Unanimously
Absent: Cr Dave Macpherson