Kia Ora


Just a short notice to follow up on matters flagged in last week’s monthly update.

As predicted if we stayed in Level 3, the fencing of the Theatre site has not got underway today.

Construction work is allowed under Level 3, this delay is a function of logistical challenges arising from the situation.

The new date for the site fencing can now be confirmed - Tuesday next week, 19 October. It is expected this will proceed then even if Hamilton remains at Level 3.  


A reminder that the installation of the site fencing will result in the following changes in the immediate area (subject to some confirmations by Hamilton City Council).

  • Closure of the footpath and the left lane of Sapper Moore-Jones Place adjacent to the site boundary, whilst maintaining segregation to the public right-of-way.

  • Closure of the Victoria St footpath and parking bays directly in front of the site.

  • Closure of Embassy Park.

  • Street furniture removals.

  • The stairway to the lower riverside footpath at the bottom of Sapper Moore-Jones Place will stay open.


As ever thanks for your patience and understanding.


Overall Programme

The project is tracking to the programme below. 

  • Demolition                                                    October – first quarter 2022.

  • Earthworks and site infrastructure          First quarter – mid-2022.

  • Main theatre building construction        Mid-2022 – first quarter 2024.

  • Final installations and testing                    First quarter 2024.


About this Update…

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

These newsletter issues will be posted at the website – which for now is a dedicated web address for construction news and contacts, separate from Momentum Waikato’s theatre community and fundraising site