Draft West Town Belt Masterplan

Closed 27 May 2019

Opened 29 Apr 2019


The vision for Hamilton’s West Town Belt is to create "a dynamic, connected and treasured inner-city destination for everyone".

The West Town Belt (WTB) is a large 54-hectare site in the centre of Hamilton and an important public open space that can contribute to delivering the city’s open space needs.  

The WTB has a range of open space functions, including for active and passive recreation, community use, elite sports and sports tourism. It includes two of the city’s three international sports facilities, community sporting and cultural facilities, the Waitawhiriwhiri Gully and the historical Hamilton West Cemetery.

Why We Are Consulting

The Masterplan sets out a 30-year vision for the WTB, to help ensure consistent and well-informed future decisions. The vision is supported by a set of goals, principles and key design moves. It includes short-term projects that can be implemented incrementally, and longer-term projects requiring more significant and strategic planning. Your feedback will help to shape the final Masterplan.

The projects included are not yet funded. The Masterplan will help to prioritise funding through the 10-Year Plan process.

We recommend you read the document before providing feedback.



Please note:
Please be aware when providing a submission/giving feedback/responding to a survey that all responses are part of the consultation process. This means that your name but not contact details may be reproduced and included in the Council's public documents such as the Council agendas and minutes. These documents are available on the Council's website at www.hamilton.govt.nz


  • Public Open Day

    From 11 May 2019 at 13:00 to 11 May 2019 at 17:00

    Public open day on Saturday 11 May, 1pm – 5pm, at the former V8 Supercar Pit Lane site, corner of Mill Street and Seddon Road.
    ** Rain option - in the former stadium bowling facility next door.