Momentum Waikato has released latest plans for its Waikato Regional Theatre by the riverside in Hamilton. The proposed complex which is attracting a significant amount of philanthropic funding along with $30 million required from Waikato councils will also incorporate a privately-owned and run boutique hotel, a small art gallery and retail space, while a pedestrian and cycle bridge may be built nearby. Despite the new plan some Waikato residents would rather see a new theatre built on the Founders Theatre site. What do you think?
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Last month’s results: Should Hamilton City Council become involved in helping a new hotel get started?
Hamilton badly needs two top hotels according to tourism experts but that doesn’t make it Hamilton City Council’s business. That’s according to last month’s poll which showed that 62 percent of readers don’t want to see the council get involved in trying to bring more hotels to Hamilton. Thirty-two percent supported some involvement but the result is a pretty clear indication that ratepayers’ money shouldn’t be risked on such a venture.