New Community Centres - Hororata, Leeston and Prebbleton - consultation now closed

Consultation has concluded

LTP consultation now closed

Consultation has now closed on Selwyn District Council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP) Consultation Document, Fast Forward ’28 – thank you to those who provided us with valuable feedback.

We received several hundred formal submissions and online comments on Council’s proposed key projects and activities which we’re planning over the next 10 years. All feedback on our proposals will be considered by the Council as part of its decision-making on the LTP.

Copies of the formal submissions can be viewed on the Council website from Friday 18 May.

What’s next?

Public hearings of submissions on the plan will

LTP consultation now closed

Consultation has now closed on Selwyn District Council’s Long-Term Plan (LTP) Consultation Document, Fast Forward ’28 – thank you to those who provided us with valuable feedback.

We received several hundred formal submissions and online comments on Council’s proposed key projects and activities which we’re planning over the next 10 years. All feedback on our proposals will be considered by the Council as part of its decision-making on the LTP.

Copies of the formal submissions can be viewed on the Council website from Friday 18 May.

What’s next?

Public hearings of submissions on the plan will be held on 23-24 May, and the Council will hold its deliberations on 30-31 May. The Council expects to formally adopt the Plan in late June.

Keep an eye on the Council website for updates: http://www.selwyn.govt.nz/home.


What’s proposed?
Over the coming 10-year period the Council is proposing to replace three major community centres, in Hororata, Leeston and Prebbleton.

Hororata: The Hororata Hall dates back to the 1890s and has served the community well, but is no longer meeting local needs. Local group ‘Go Hororata’ has led the initial planning for a new facility, and there’s strong local support for the proposal. The new facility would be a modern, multi-purpose facility, located on Hororata Reserve.

The Council is proposing to allocate an initial budget of $4.6 million to build a new facility in 2023/24, with a significant contribution from local fundraising.

Leeston: Leeston currently does not have a purpose-built community centre. A needs assessment has indicated a significant lack of community space in the area, and there is a high demand for a new facility. Further options will be developed to determine whether to proceed with a new build or refurbishment of the rugby club rooms, and to confirm the site.

The Council is currently proposing the construction of a new facility in 2025/26 at a cost of $6 million.

Prebbleton: The existing Prebbleton Hall is struggling to meet the needs of the local population, which has been growing rapidly over several years. There is a need for a larger, more flexible facility that can cater for a variety of uses including community groups, meetings, recreation and leisure programmes. The proposal is to develop a new facility at a location to be confirmed following further community consultation to create a hub for community activity.

The Council is proposing to allocate an initial budget of $6.1 million to build a new facility in 2020/21.

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