Major Contract

Waikato River Bridge

Under Delivery
Waikato River Bridge

A new bridge over the Waikato River will be constructed to support the development of Peacocke, which will be an extension of Hamilton. This forms part of the Peacocke program that also includes new main roads, parks, and strategic water, wastewater and stormwater networks. 

The new bridge will connect Hamilton and Peacocke and cross the Waikato River south of the Hamilton Gardens. The new bridge will be four lanes with a span of up to 110 metres over the Waikato River, and a total length of 215 metres. The bridge will have walkways and cycleways on both sides.

Key Dates

Sep 2020 Contract Award
Nov 2020 Construction Commencement
Dec 2023 Expected Construction Completion

Funding contributions

The bridge will be funded partly by Hamilton City Council, and partly from the New Zealand Government's Housing Infrastructure Fund.


Procuring Agency: Hamilton City Council
Successful Tenderer: HEB Construction


Mar 2019 Detailed planning for the project was completed.
Apr 2019 After a stakeholder and community engagement process, designs for the new bridge were released in April 2019.
Jun 2019 Preliminary designs for the project were completed.
Dec 2019 Expressions of Interest closed for the construction of the bridge.
Apr 2020 Hamilton City Council issued Request for Proposal to three shortlisted consortia but did not provide details. The successful tenderer is set to begin construction in late 2020, with completion expected by 2023.
Jul 2020 Detailed design and construction drawings were completed.
Sep 2020 Hamilton City Council Awarded the construction contract to HEB Construction.
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Procurement approach
Traditional Procurement |
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