Major projects, planning and design to commence immediately.
Ferrybank and Roose Commerce Park Development
Master Plan Develop a detailed development plan/ master plan for Ferrybank and Roose Commerce Park and its connections to the central city and Hamilton East. This includes identifying the location of commercial activity, tourism opportunities, a pedestrian bridge and plans for development of purpose built boat sheds, clubhouses, mixed-use facilities and social spaces
Create a garden on Pukete pedestrian bridge
Install an enhanced river swimming experience at Wellington Street Beach and redevelopment of the riverbank area and amenity facilities
Complete installation of the five gardens and a new jetty
Projects that can be start in the next 1-3 years.
Vegetation Management Plan to guide and identify tree thinning and vegetation removal areas, future planting strategy and protection of viewing places and overall vegetation management along the length of the river.
Cycleway Plan to improve and expand existing walkways / cycleways along the length of the river and connections to Te Awa River Ride (commenced)
Develop a consistent design for street furniture and litter bins, a location map for placement and installation timeline
Support the Riff Raff/Embassy Park project (commenced)
Lighting, Design, Implementation and Timeline Plan to improve lighting at specific sites along the river
Signage Plan for innovative sign design and map for location of street directional and local wayfinding signs and place names
Update the Public Art Plan to include riverside public art locations and the sculpture walkway
Complete the Hamilton East Neighbourhood Plan
Implement Nga Tapuwae O Hotumauea the 2003 Maaori Landmarks on Riverside Reserve Management Plans
Medium Term means within the next 10 years. Long Term means within the next 20 years.
Some of these projects – or planning for them – could start immediately, depending on funding.
Develop a plan to become a City of Bridges” (bridge colour, structural decoration, names)
Develop riverside promenade-style boardwalks in the central city and Opoia
Complete construction of the promenade walkway on the upper riverbank level linking to the central city
Encourage building artwork to enhance the backs of river-facing buildings in the central city
Develop a plan for a sculpture walk on the central city river walkway
Develop a toilet facility location map and timeline for construction of public toilet facilities on the river walkway
Develop a drinking fountains location map and timeline for installation of public drinking fountains on the river walkway
Explore the future northern opportunity on the city’s boundary to connect with the river
Upgrade the Waikato Museum building to provide access from the river walkway
Undertake a jetty review to understand current state of them, options for enhancement, location, timeline for improvement/enhancement
Complete an update to the River Transport Report (completed in 2008)
Launch RiverConnect - a series of off-river route connection loops around and over the river (for walking, running and cycling)
Convert Council-owned houses in Memorial or Parana Park for hospitality/retail use
Develop a detailed plan for Memorial Park to include use of Council-owned houses, parking for oversized vehicles and hospitality
Open up the gunboat Rangiriri to greater public access
Construct a pedestrian and cycleway link across Claudelands Bridge
Investigate a pedestrian link from Swarbricks Landing and Days’ Park to the land around St Andrews Golf Course
Investigate a pedestrian link over the river into Peacockes