As a master-planned community, Ruakura will offer residents, business owners and the workforce access to a wide range of amenities. This will include retail, with several modern and carefully curated retail precincts incorporated into our master plan. The first retail property to be developed was the Waitomo Service Centre adjacent to the expressway, which includes a fuel stop with alternative energy sources, cafes, restaurants and takeaway food, along with a convenience store. This development will, in time, be followed by the development of more retail, hospitality and services to cater for the needs of customers within the Superhub.
A neighbourhood centre is proposed within Tuumata, the residential precinct north of the railway line. This will serve the local community and include a supermarket.