Hamilton Southern Links Investigation and Project Management

WHERE:  South Hamilton

WHO FOR:  Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

WHAT:  Project Management


Southern Links is a $600 million transport network of state highway and urban arterial routes linking SH1 from Kahikatea Drive in Hamilton to the Waikato Expressway at Tamahere and SH3 from Hamilton Airport to central and east Hamilton.

We project manage the $5M professional services contract for the Southern Links Investigation on behalf of HCC and Waka Kotahi.  We are responsible for the day-to-day project management, monthly reporting and project finances. We represent our client at stakeholder meetings and in public consultation.

The designation was secured in 2015 and the project was awarded an ACENZ Merit Award in 2016.

Alastair Black continues to work as project manager and coordinator of the Tangata Whenua Working Group through pre-implementation, environmental monitoring and management phases.

This is a complex project and we are proud of our contribution. We’ve often had to think outside the box. Our clients are happy with our work, evidenced by our continuing engagement.

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I would like to thank Karen and the team at Graymatter, for and outstanding job delivering the new roundabout at Hanlin Road. The project was very high profile, as it was outside the National Velodrome and St Peter’s School in Cambridge. Graymatter were involved from the beginning with project planning, and other activities needed to get funding approval. Graymatter led project and stakeholder workshops, and completed a comprehensive business case for the works. Graymatter also led investigations and completed the design work and contract documentation, and well as project supervision, and MSQA. Throughout the process the Graymatter team acted professionally and ensured tough questions were not avoided, and overall our stakeholders and partners enjoyed the positive collaborative honest and friendly approach taken. The end result is one the community is proud of, and looking at the project I can see many areas, where the inputs led by Karen and the team made a difference and ensured that value was added. Additional cyclepaths and bus access was able to be incorporated into the design. Karen also managed to keep all the parties working towards common agreed goals. The construction also was disrupted by COVID shutdown and Karen kept the project construction moving forward, and ensured that the all parties managed their own risks positively and colaboratively.   I would have no hesitation in recommending the Graymatter team for other works.
Paul Strange Asset Management team leader-Transportation