Progress on our key projects

Our Long-Term Plan 2018-2028 set out a busy programme of work through to 2028 – and we’re making good progress on our key projects.

Te Ara Ātea and Rolleston town centre

Construction is now well under way on Te Ara Ātea – the new library and community facility in Rolleston. Te Ara Ātea is a landmark project in the new town centre, which will include a town square and spaces for community gatherings, events and recreation, and a pedestrian promenade, as well as retail, hospitality and commercial development. Te Ara Ātea and the initial town square and reserve projects are expected to be completed in 2021. A number of roading projects critical to the town centre development are also in progress during 2020.

Planning for the next phase of the development, the new commercial, retail, hospitality and entertainment areas that surround Te Ara Ātea and the town square, is well under way. This work will continue over the coming year, so that we are well paced to proceed with this project once the initial economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic subsides. Further consultation on the commercial development will be undertaken before the project proceeds.

Selwyn indoor courts complex at Foster Park

In late 2019 work started on the new indoor courts complex at Foster Park. This facility is expected to be ready for use in 2021 and will assist in meeting the rapidly growing need for indoor sports facilities in Selwyn. It includes eight courts, multi-use space, an indoor walking track, changing rooms, administration areas and public toilets servicing the Foster Park fields.

Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension

Users of the Aquatic Centre can look forward to significantly increased capacity when the new extension opens to the public. The new 10-lane, 25-metre pool currently in construction will more than double the current lane capacity and accommodate increasing demand from aquafitness, casual swimming, deep water and other activities.

Selwyn Health Hub

Initial groundworks began in early 2020 for the new Health Hub, located opposite the Council offices in Rolleston. The Council, the Canterbury District Health Board and Pacific Radiology have agreed plans to build and fit out the hub, which will provide space for health providers and related services to locate in Selwyn, offering improved access to health services for the growing community.

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