Rolleston town centre roading and public spaces - what do you think?

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We’ve reached an exciting milestone in the Rolleston town centre redevelopment with detailed designs for the streets and pedestrian spaces now available for the community to view.

We want your feedback on the proposed design and layout. The preparatory site works are planned to begin in August 2019.

Read the articles below (under the 'News Feed' tab) about the proposed design and layout and then complete the submission form.

Public submissions close at 5pm on Friday 24 May, 2019.

What’s coming next?

The Council has lodged resource consent applications for the first stage of the town centre – including the

We’ve reached an exciting milestone in the Rolleston town centre redevelopment with detailed designs for the streets and pedestrian spaces now available for the community to view.

We want your feedback on the proposed design and layout. The preparatory site works are planned to begin in August 2019.

Read the articles below (under the 'News Feed' tab) about the proposed design and layout and then complete the submission form.

Public submissions close at 5pm on Friday 24 May, 2019.

What’s coming next?

The Council has lodged resource consent applications for the first stage of the town centre – including the Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre building, town square and promenade and key roading developments.

Preparatory site works and construction are planned to begin from August 2019.

Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre and the associated roading projects are expected to be completed by November 2020, with the town square and public spaces completed in early 2021. Later stages of the town centre development will include retail, commercial and hospitality developments.

The Rolleston Town Centre Master Plan

A master plan for Rolleston town centre was adopted by the Council in 2014 after extensive community consultation. Key elements of the plan have also been confirmed through Long-Term Plans and other consultation. The plan sets out a vision for a town centre, located on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, which will be a vibrant and engaging destination for Rolleston and the wider Selwyn district.

Feedback form - Rolleston Town Centre roading and public spaces

Please give us your feedback on the proposed design and layout of the new Rolleston Town Centre.

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Town centre roading layout - Tennyson Street and Wordsworth Street

Tennyson Street upgrades and a Wordsworth Street extension have been proposed. One of the main features includes a slow vehicle speed on Tennyson St (30km/h) to increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The street will have capacity for the forecast peak hour traffic volume of about 600 cars per hour. The proposed roading design and layout is in keeping with a shared space environment. Click on the link to read more about the proposed roading layout.

Proposed town square and laneways

It is proposed that Te Ara Ātea Library and Community Centre will open onto a spacious town square, providing areas for civic and community gatherings, markets, events, performances and informal community interaction. The laneways will have special character and provide room for niche retail, food and beverage offerings. Click on the link to read more about the proposed town square and laneways.

Car parking, bus stop and loading bays

A number of loading bays and car park areas are proposed across the new town centre. The car parks will have plenty of spaces available on the periphery of the town centre. There is also a bus stop proposed for Tennyson Street as well as bus and loading bays. Click on the link to read more about the proposed car parking, bus and loading bays.

Pedestrian experience

It's proposed that the town centre is a pedestrian-friendly environment. Design details such as an interesting pavement design, outdoor furniture, trees, water fountains, a community garden and modern lighting have been incorporated into the design. Click on the link to read more about the proposed town centre pedestrian experience.

Proposed promenade

It's proposed that a main promenade will run between the Tennyson Street entrance and the Wordsworth Street extension. The promenade will have features such as landscaped gardens, seating and grassy 'urban islands'. It will also provide the transition from the town centre square and the reserve. Click on the link to read more about the proposed town centre promenade.

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