Hamilton City Council has ensured that sustainability and strong environmental outcomes are front and centre as we push to secure a share of the Government stimulus package aimed at creating jobs and keeping New Zealand's economy moving.
One project we are promoting is the fast-tracking of 25 hectares of gully-planting and stormwater improvements at Peacocke. This would include turning wastewater pipes across gullies into dual-purpose cycling and pedestrian bridges.
We’re also asking for support to major enhancements to the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park. This would include a new combined entrance with the Hamilton Zoo, more boardwalks, signs and viewing towers.
There is a rigid process in place and realistically, we know we will not get all the funding we have asked for. But we have made a strong bid for projects that have economic, social and environmental outcomes AND importantly create jobs for Hamiltonians.
Read more about Council's pitch and our environmentally themed initiatives here: