A game changing initiative to develop a premier visitor destination alongside the Waikato River in central Hamilton is one step closer after the Council voted to adopt the Ferrybank Development Plan at the August council meeting.
Work on the Victoria on the River site, in Hamilton’s central city, begins this week.
The Victoria on the River project will see the transformation of a central city car park into a park-like public space with views across the Waikato River.
Plans to develop the Ferrybank into Hamilton’s premier river destination took a step closer to reality today (2 March) with the announcement of a $1m pledge from the Donny Charitable Trust.
Wraight Athfield Landscape and Architecture has been selected to lead a team of architects, landscape designers, planners and engineering experts to provide a detailed development plan for the Ferrybank.
Councillors today endorsed the recommendation from a expert evaluation panel, which chose the group over a team led by Chow:Hill Architects. Rob Kerr, who heads the evaluation panel, says he is confident the Wraight Athfield design will provide the basis for the creation of a new destination which will support the transformation of the central city.
Two concept designs to transform the Ferrybank into Hamilton’s premier waterfront destination are being looked at in more detail by an expert evaluation panel.
Hamiltonians are getting the chance to see how a major transformation of Ferrybank might look as part of plans to turn it into the city's premier waterfront destination.
In October three design teams were shortlisted by an expert evaluation panel to submit concepts to redevelop the area.
Cobham Bridge is about to become a highly visible symbol of Hamilton City Council’s River Plan, with bright blue paint set to replace its steel grey colour palette.