Coalgate Road Dedication Project

Selwyn District Council has identified a number of undedicated roads in Coalgate township, which it intends to legalise. These undedicated roads are Queen Street, Station Road, High Street, Wing Street, King Street, James Street and unnamed roads intersecting Homebush Road and Bridge Street. A plan of the undedicated roads is available on this page, at Darfield Library, or on request.

Without the status of a road, some properties adjoining the undedicated roads have no legal road access and future development rights cannot be confirmed.

The Council recognises that use or occupation of the undedicated roads by some Coalgate property owners has occurred over time and recognises the need to discuss what options may be available to resolve these types of situations.

We want to know if you have any concerns or questions about the proposal. We also want to know of anyone directly affected by the proposal e.g. do you have any improvements on the land or do you occupy the land?

Let us know by going to the survey below and filling in the quick form.


The parcels of land are shown as road on survey plans but were not legally dedicated at the time of the original subdivisions in 1872–1906 and are still held in the original certificates of title and owned by the original owners, George Roberts, Joseph Shirley Buxton and William Attwood who are long since deceased.

Correcting this historic oversight will cater for transport, property access and development requirements. Council will acquire the land using the Public Works Act 1981.

The Council proposes that some of the undedicated roads would be used to develop walking and cycling links and connections to the new Coalgate to Glentunnel pathway.

The Property Group Limited has been engaged by the Council to legalise these sections of road. If you have any questions or concerns about this proposal, please complete the survey or contact Emma Baker, The Property Group Limited, PO Box 7240, Christchurch 8240 or 03 363 5625.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 31 January.

Selwyn District Council has identified a number of undedicated roads in Coalgate township, which it intends to legalise. These undedicated roads are Queen Street, Station Road, High Street, Wing Street, King Street, James Street and unnamed roads intersecting Homebush Road and Bridge Street. A plan of the undedicated roads is available on this page, at Darfield Library, or on request.

Without the status of a road, some properties adjoining the undedicated roads have no legal road access and future development rights cannot be confirmed.

The Council recognises that use or occupation of the undedicated roads by some Coalgate property owners has occurred over time and recognises the need to discuss what options may be available to resolve these types of situations.

We want to know if you have any concerns or questions about the proposal. We also want to know of anyone directly affected by the proposal e.g. do you have any improvements on the land or do you occupy the land?

Let us know by going to the survey below and filling in the quick form.


The parcels of land are shown as road on survey plans but were not legally dedicated at the time of the original subdivisions in 1872–1906 and are still held in the original certificates of title and owned by the original owners, George Roberts, Joseph Shirley Buxton and William Attwood who are long since deceased.

Correcting this historic oversight will cater for transport, property access and development requirements. Council will acquire the land using the Public Works Act 1981.

The Council proposes that some of the undedicated roads would be used to develop walking and cycling links and connections to the new Coalgate to Glentunnel pathway.

The Property Group Limited has been engaged by the Council to legalise these sections of road. If you have any questions or concerns about this proposal, please complete the survey or contact Emma Baker, The Property Group Limited, PO Box 7240, Christchurch 8240 or 03 363 5625.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 31 January.