Martin has been an active member of the River Plan Working Group and Ferrybank Evaluation Panel.
Martin is a strong supporter of the River Plan and Ferry Bank development, which is a 15 year plan to enhance the river and Ferrybank area. Martin has served as a member of an expert panel consisting of Rob Kerr (Ōtākaro Limited), Morten Gjerde (Victoria University of Wellington), Iain White (Waikato University), Wayne Harris (Waikato Tainui), Mayor Julie Hardaker.
The River Plan and Ferrybank development is a game-changing initiative to develop a premier visitor destination alongside the Waikato River in central Hamilton is one step closer after the Council voted to adopt the Ferrybank Development Plan at the August 25 council meeting.
The plan includes six transformational initiatives: a bustling riverside promenade, a river cycle and pedestrian bridge linking Hamilton East to the city centre, a Waikato River Centre featuring visitor information and function space, a destination playground, an enhanced amphitheatre shaped event lawn and a variety of commercial sites.