Teenaa koutou and welcome to the Paenga-whāwhā - April 2023 edition of Waikato Regional Theatre Construction Update.

March provided us with some beautiful days and significant progress has been made on site.

Progress on site

Highlights from March.

The completion of:

  • erection of the first section of shear wall

  • over 750 tonnes of concrete poured

  • mock balcony front completed

  • livening of transformer in Sapper Moore-Jones Place.


The commencement or continuation of:

  • installation of structural steel

  • pouring of the foundation slabs

  • excavation activities.


Significant events coming up

The following progress is expected to occur in April:

  • first stages of installation of the composite floor

  • shear wall construction

  • backfill activities.


Overall Programme

Completion of the building is now set for the fourth quarter of 2024.

The project’s construction timeline is otherwise currently under review and a new Programme will be issue in due course. 

The Waikato Regional Theatre site in early March 2023, drone shot by Cameron Neilson of Foster Group.


Foster Construction team email for any queries relating to this project - queries.wrt@fosters.co.nz.

About this Update…

These Waikato Regional Theatre Construction Updates are produced by Graeme Ward and Georgia Osman from RDT Pacific, the Theatre’s Overall Project Manager, assisted by Mark Servian from Momentum Waikato, their Communications and Marketing Manager.

These newsletter issues are posted at the website waikatoregionaltheatre.co.nz – the dedicated web address for construction news and contacts, separate from Momentum Waikato’s theatre community and fundraising site sharethestage.co.nz.