Rototuna Village is taking shape in northeast Hamilton

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An artist's rendering of Hamilton's Rototuna Village.

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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.

In February, work began on the village’s $9.5 million library. The 1600 square meter building, called Te Kete Aronui, will be built by the construction company Livingstone Building.

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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.

A Hamilton City Council map detailing the proposed features of Rototuna Village.

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A Hamilton City Council map detailing the proposed features of Rototuna Village.

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.

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