Ruakura provides a range of benefits for tenants and customers. These span lower logistics costs (when modelled against a range of typical current scenarios), better land value and improved sustainability outcomes.
Ruakura is located at the nexus of the Golden Triangle, connected to high volume road and rail networks.
Approx distances to key locations:
Ports of Auckland – 128 km
Auckland CBD – 128 km
Auckland Airport – 115 km
Hamilton CBD – 4 km
Tauranga CBD – 104 km
Port of Tauranga – 110km
Hamilton at a glance
NZ’s largest inland city
169,000 residents (Hamilton City)
468,000 residents (Waikato region)
A youthful population with around half the residents under 30
Business continuity – relatively low natural hazard risk
Hamilton is an innovative, fast-growing inland city with superb transport links for the golden triangle and wider Upper North Island. Well known for its primary production, high-tech manufacturing, tertiary education, and research sectors, Hamilton now plays host to a burgeoning tech sector. With GDP of $8.5b, and continuing private and crown investment – Hamilton is growing strongly. The population is young, smart and welcoming to newcomers to the city as many people in the larger cities seek more affordable housing and a better quality of life. For new arrivals, Hamilton offers; culture, cuisine, riverside walks and wide array of national and international events.
Ruakura is being purpose built to create New Zealand’s largest integrated commercial hub. Central to the development is a 30ha inland port operated in a joint venture with Port of Tauranga Ltd, surrounded by a 263ha industrial and logistics park with a mix of uses to help businesses thrive.
Inland port and logistics hub
With its golden triangle location and excellent connectivity, Ruakura provides efficient access to New Zealand’s largest seaport – Port of Tauranga – and over half of New Zealand’s population for same-day delivery via road and rail. The 30ha inland port, will feature two sidings for the East Coast Main Trunk line, with more than 80 scheduled cargo train movements each week between Metroport in Auckland and Port of Tauranga. Ruakura will connect to the Waikato Expressway, a dual carriageway running between Auckland and Cambridge.
Ruakura aspires to set a new standard in stewardship of the whenua (land), wai (water), and taiao (environment).