An artist’s rendering of Hamilton’s Rototuna Village.
Work on Hamilton’s new Rototuna Village continues to accelerate with the award of a multi-million dollar contract to build the village’s public areas.
Schick Civil Construction has been awarded the $12.7 million contract and will build the village’s main street, parking lots, bike lanes, sidewalks and a village green.
It is the second major contract awarded by Hamilton City Council for the village in the city’s up-and-coming north-east.
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Ground has broken for the long-awaited library in north-east Hamilton, which will form part of the broader Rototuna Village development.
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A third contract to build the village’s skate and play areas is expected to be awarded later this year.
Rototuna Village is located on North City Road next to Korikori Park.
The construction work on the public spaces should be completed together with the library in mid-2023. Residents can access a range of community services in the library.
The city council bought land for the village of Rototuna in 2008. Ten years later, city councils allocated $19.6 million for community facility development.
The village could have a public swimming pool in the future.
Speaking at the library’s groundbreaking ceremony in February, Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate said residents of Rototuna had played a leading role in shaping the village. One hopes that the advisory model can be used as a blueprint elsewhere in the city, she said.