Milestones for Ruakura

Two significant milestones for the Ruakura growth area east of Hamilton are the culmination of over three years’ intensive work.

We have has been assisting Tainui Group Holdings and Chedworth Park Limited with the master planning. In November, decisions on the Proposed Waikato Regional Policy Statement confirmed an increase in the industrial land allocation from 130 ha to 405 ha and the Hamilton City Council adopted the

Proposed Hamilton City District Plan, which includes the Ruakura Structure Plan.

Collaborative work with the FutureProof forum, New Zealand Transport Agency, Hamilton City and key landholders has resulted in the planning provisions, which will enable Ruakura’s staged growth. Chief Executive of Tainui Group Holdings, Mike Pohio, says of the proposal, “The core is to deliver much needed economic growth and to realise value from the public’s significant infrastructure investment in rail and the soon-to-be-completed Waikato Expressway.

“This will be realised through Tainui Group Holdings’ proven capability to develop a master-planned cluster of logisticsdependent businesses. 6,000 to 12,000 jobs are expected once the development is complete and, therefore, the spin-off to the community will be a huge boost to Hamilton and the Waikato.”

1 November 2012