Friendly to the environment
Minimising environmental impact has been at the forefront of our thinking. Ruakura is intended to support more freight by rail versus road, thus reducing CO2 emissions. Well planned site design, sustainable storm water management and quality landscaping will maintain a healthy relationship with the local ecosystem.
Landscaped grounds including roadside swales with native plantings will create attractive and functional transport corridors.
The different zones are connected with reserves and recreational amenities. Key green spaces will be connected with cycleways and walkways, forming a ‘green spine’ to allow for safer pedestrian and cycle access. Native plantings feature throughout the open space area and low impact design is used for swales and linear wetlands to provide best in class stormwater and ecological functions.