Why is this project important? – He aha te tino take o te hinonga?

Our vision is to develop the lakefront into an outstanding recreational area that will benefit locals, support tourism, and encourage private investment,
which will in turn create new jobs and benefit Rotorua’s community.

This development is going to celebrate our culture and community – it will be uniquely Rotorua and distinctly different to any other lakefront in the world.

Te Taru White

“This project has the potential to achieve transformational economic, social and cultural outcomes for our rohe (region) and people.”

Te Taru White, Chair, Te Tatau O Te Arawa

Plans have been in the making to develop and enhance Rotorua’s lakefront since 2006, however these plans have always been hindered by cost and critical partnerships. In 2018 Central Government recognised the untapped opportunity that is our lakefront and through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Provincial Growth Fund, Council received $19.9 million to go exclusively towards developing our lakefront into an asset that will lift our city.