With the expansion of the Auckland to Hamilton corridor, Hopuhopu is ideally located to develop a new centre of innovation for the Waikato region. The Hopuhopu Innovation hub redevelopment plan includes community housing, a state of the art sports, recreation and events centre development, expansion of the existing nursery enterprise and the development of a hub for tribal and community businesses and activities including archives and heritage.
- Hopuhopu is strategically placed - adjacent to the North Island main trunk line, the Hamilton to Auckland corridor and the Waikato River
- The Hopuhopu redevelopment involves 170 hectares of land owned by Waikato-Tainui
- Currently it houses the Tribal Endowment College, a small scale nursery, sporting grounds and 50 former military houses which are in need of repair/replacement
- Investment in essential infrastructure has been completed in recent years including potable water, stormwater, wastewater, electrical reticulation, and a fibre network
- Current zoning makes the site ideal for social housing, expansion of business and tribal activities, sports and recreation, events and food production
- 100 new homes built (social, private and tribal housing) over the next 2-5years
- 100-150 employment opportunities in housing/construction created
- 30-50 new employment opportunities created in sports and recreation
- Training hub for rangatahi in horticulture developed
- 20-25 employment opportunities linked to nursery expansion.
LINKS TO GOVERNMENT PRIORITIES
- Supporting Maaori and Pasifika aspirations
- Building a productive nation
- Transforming the economy