Te Awa Lakes development to transform gateway into Hamilton
A proposed billion-dollar development in Hamilton's north looks set to become a reality after clearing a major planning hurdle.
Independent commissioners have approved a private plan change application by the Perry Group, paving the way for a major housing and tourism development at the group's Horotiu site.
The group's vision is for a water park along with cafes, restaurants and hotels, and a residential development with more than 1000 homes.
The commissioner's decision, allowing the riverside site to be rezoned from industrial to residential, relates to the 50 hectares inside the city's boundary. Te Awa Lakes also includes 12ha inside the neighbouring Waikato District Council.