Ruakura Development Update #2
9 April 2021
Continuing good construction weather has seen further excellent progress on the wider Ruakura precinct over the past fortnight.
The 10-hectare wetlands are now generally formed and contractor C&R is well underway with the formation of a large island in the middle of the wetland, which will eventually be criss-crossed with public boardwalks.
There are now around 65 people employed on site by the two major contractors. Cambridge based C&R (whose team includes nine women working on site) is engaged by TGH and is well advanced in forming the wetlands, and logistics west area. Next week C&R will start work to form the operations pad for the actual inland port.
Te Rapa headquartered Schick Civil Construction (which is engaged by HCC) has made strong progress in the past week with the formation of Ruakura Road West and Road 4. Personnel from C&R, Schick, HCC and TGH meet daily to ensure safe co-ordination of on-site works.
Earlier today the project team hosted M.P. for Hamilton East Jamie Strange who came to check out progress in this major development within his electorate. Please see the pictures below:
Week 1 progress made by Schick Civil Construction on the Ruakura West Spine Road.
The Road 4 swale is ready for topsoil.
The PBT site is pre-loaded to compact the ground prior to construction.
TGH CEO Chris Joblin and Jamie Strange, M.P. for Hamilton East are dwarfed by earthmoving equipment.
Jamie and Chris near the wetland and island – which will feature a network of public walking tracks.
Following the inaugural leasing agreement with PBT Express Freight Network for an initial 10,000 sqm announced in mid-December last year, the next significant leasing deal is very close and expected to be announced in a matter of weeks. Beyond that, there is a long pipeline of discussions in progress with leading and large businesses at varying stages of maturity – including a significant level of unsolicited inbound enquiry.
TGH, together with partners such as the Hamilton City Council and others has a community information ‘drop in’ day planned for Thursday 29 April. This will be held at ‘The Don’ Sports Pavilion on University of Waikato Grounds at Silverdale Road from 4-7pm.
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