News updates – Whakahou kawepūrongo

25 June 2020 – Next contracts awarded for lakefront development

28 May 2020 – Watch the latest Lakefront project update presented to the full Council on 28 May 2020

10 March 2020 – What’s happening along the lake edge?

20 December 2019 – Ray Puhara from HEB Construction explains the work that is currently underway at the Rotorua Lakefront.
Watch the video (1 minute 52 seconds)

17 December 2019 – Contract awarded for beginning of Stage 2 of lakefront development

9 December 2019 – Helen Kerr, of design group Isthmus, talks about the exciting plans for the new play space that will be created as part of the Rotorua Lakefront development.
Watch the video (2 minutes)

25 November 2019 – Isthmus Group landscape architect Travis McGee talks about the importance of connecting people to the water in the Rotorua Lakefront development.
Watch the video (1 minute 53 seconds)

22 November 2019 – First stage of lakefront construction well underway

14 November 2019 – Hear from Isthmus Group director David Irwin about the Rotorua Lakefront development and how it will celebrate the famed lake edge, and the uniqueness, of Rotorua.
Watch the video (1 min 34 seconds)

31 October 2019 – Dr Ian Kusabs and William Anaru explain the process for catching and relocating kōura from Lake Rotorua to protect the species while the redevelopment work is underway.
Watch the kōura catching video (2 minutes)
Learn how kōura are measured (1 minute)

23 October 2019 – Lakefront development earthworks begin next week

15 October 2019 – Karakia marks beginning of lakefront development
(Watch the karakia.)

07 October 2019 – Contractors signed for stage 1 of lakefront development

09 May 2019 – Ideas from tamariki come to life in playground designs