For Hamilton city, 50 percent of growth will be through regeneration of existing parts of the city.

  • Hamilton’s City Heart is the main commercial, arts and social heart for the sub-region
  • Increased residential population in the city with a broad range of services and facilities
  • Strong neighbourhood centres in new suburban areas
  • Well connected public transport routes
  • Higher density housing close to neighbourhood centres with larger lots on the edges
  • Well planned open spaces with good walking and cycling links
  • Intensified residential development focussing around key nodes including the city heart, transport hubs, town/suburban centres and areas of high public amenity including parks and the river
  • Ruakura is a high tech, innovation precinct that also provides more general employment area