Sustainability and strong environmental outcomes are part of a push to secure a share of the massive Government stimulus package aimed at creating jobs and keeping New Zealand's economy moving.
One project is to fast-track 25 hectares of gully-planting and stormwater improvements at Peacocke and turn wastewater pipes across gullies into dual-purpose cycling and pedestrian bridges.
Also included are major enhancements to the Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park are another proposal being pitched. These would include a new combined entrance with the Hamilton Zoo, more boardwalks, signs and viewing towers. We won’t get all we 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: