Temple View

Rezoning, significant resource consents, civil, traffic and water resource engineering for church, community, and residential development for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple View.

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Legacy Park, showing a pedestrian path zig zagging through the landscape.

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Legacy Park, showing a pedestrian shelter near the heritage listed GRB building.

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Legacy Park, showing a pedestrian crossing over a new lake connecting to Koromatua Stream.

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Legacy Park, showing a pedestrian pathway around a new lake.

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Retained significant trees and landscape amenity in Legacy Park.

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Carpark adjacent to the LDS Hamilton Stake Centre.

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Colourful street lighting along Tuhikaramea Road.

The challenge

In early 2012, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple View needed to re-imagine the 35-hectare former Church College site. The Church’s vision for the site which was to “regenerate Temple View while retaining the special character of the village in a manner that is economically, environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable”. 

BBO were engaged to assist with planning, infrastructure, structural, and surveying resources, and were successful in changing the zoning of the land; alter the Hamilton City/Waipa District boundary to encompass the entire site; and consent the complete refurbishment of the site to accommodate religious, community and residential activities. 

BBO also provided detailed design for all infrastructure works on-site including the upgrade of Tuhikaramea Road, all bulk and infrastructure earthworks, stormwater management, water and wastewater design, land surveying and structural engineering inputs.

BBO worked closely with Hamilton City Council to create a Temple View Zone for the site, and a series of design solutions that satisfied engineering and environmental requirements whilst enabling good design outcomes was achieved.

The outcome

The Temple View project was commended by the Hamilton City Council Urban Design Panel as a “high-quality development proposition, which is comprehensively aligned with Vista design principles and expectations”.   BBO worked seamlessly to provide the technical expertise necessary to deliver on the Temple View project for the Church along with other external experts such as urban designers, landscape architects and heritage architects.  The Temple View Project won the 2020 Integrated Planning and Investigations Award from the New Zealand Planning Institute.

BBO’s planning team continues to work closely with the Church on the residential phase of the project, providing policy and consenting advice to ensure their consents reflect the latest masterplan layouts to progressively develop through its subdivision stages. 

Stage 1A is fully built with 20 homes completed, and Stage 1B is almost completed (the house and land packages are sold out). On completion, the Temple View project will accommodate approximately 300 homes in a master planned community which includes public open spaces, comprehensive landscaping, and a series of planted treatment wetlands and swales to convey stormwater from the site to the Legacy Park ponds.