We are thrilled that contracts have been awarded for Stages 2, 3 and 4 of the Rotorua Lakefront Redevelopment. Work on this development has resumed swiftly post lockdown, and it’s great to see this project back on track after the challenges faced over the last few months. Works have been expedited to be completed during the winter months to counter the impact of the Covid-19 response and help keep to the timeline of the overall project.
Local company, Campbell Infrastructure has been awarded the contracts, starting with the refurbishment of the existing Volcanic Playground in Stage 2. Designed with safety in mind, the new playground will include two large smooth surface loops for bikes, scooters and skateboards, dual flying foxes, a basketball half-court, a nest swing, a rope course, a pendulum swing and net see-saw, spaces to sit, relax, and watch the action, and much more. Most of the existing Volcanic Playground will be kept and expanded on, making the new playground three times bigger and suitable for all ages and abilities. The new playground will have a greater play landscape, more space for gatherings, and improved accessibility.
60 people are currently employed on the project and this number is set to increase throughout the various stages.
Check out the video below from Rotorua Lakes Council that captures the progress of the project from December last year to now. As Project Managers for the development we are proud to be helping deliver this iconic space, that will transform economic and cultural outcomes for the local community.
Read more about our involvement in the Rotorua Lakefront Redevelopment here