River Plan Objective: To develop Ferrybank into Hamilton’s premier river destination.
River Plan Projects:
History: Ferrybank is named because it is where punts across the river used to land prior to bridges being constructed in Hamilton. The Celebrating Age Centre is located where an old town hall once stood – this was the social hub of the original Borough. In the early 1900s the Ferrybank was planted and the band rotunda, which was occasionally used on Sunday afternoons, was installed. The Embassy Theatre was once located in the park where the Riff Raff statue now stands. The Hamilton Rowing Club has been located at Ferrybank since 1905.
Maaori significance: The Ferrybank area was an important landing place used by Maaori (and early European settlers) in central Hamilton.