Rotokauri SHA Proposal

Closed 29 Jan 2018

Opened 18 Dec 2017


Proposed Special Housing Area : Te Kowhai Road and Exelby Road, Rotokauri

Hamilton Housing Accord
The Hamilton Housing Accord is an agreement between Hamilton City Council and the Government to work together to address housing issues in Hamilton. Creating Special Housing Areas is a key mechanism for the Council to deliver on its commitments for increased housing supply and affordability in the Housing Accord. These are areas of land in the city that can be put forward for housing development by landowners or developers for consideration by the Council.

The proposal
Hamilton City Council was approached by Green Seed Consultants Ltd who initially proposed that the site between Te Kowhai Road and Exelby Road in the northwest corner of Hamilton be considered as a Special Housing Area. This area is known as stage 1 (53Ha). The applicant has requested an amendment to its SHA application to also include stage 2 (80Ha). This amendment has been accepted by Council.

As this additional area significantly changes the application and we are again seeking public feedback on this proposal. The development is proposed to yield 1500 dwellings.


Currently, the site is predominately zoned future urban with approximately 6.5Ha of employment land on the east side of stage 2. The site boarders Waikato District Council and the current surrounding activity is rural in nature.

An initial assessment of the effects of the development on the existing infrastructure in the area has been undertaken, including transportation, water supply, wastewater and stormwater. Infrastructure considerations will be incorporated in a Master Planning exercise prior to the development proceeding.

The indicative concept development consists of dwellings up to two-storeys.

The options for the Council are to agree to the request from the developer and recommend this development as a Special Housing Area to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development or to decline the request. Community views will help inform this decision.

  • To view a map of this area, please scroll down to the heading "Related" below and click the link.
  • Responses must be received by 5pm on Monday 29 January 2018.
  • Further information is available at, or contact the Economic Growth and Urban Policy team.

** Please be aware when providing personal information that all responses are part of the consultation process.  As such it may be reproduced and included in Council's public documents such as Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on Council's website at