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Rolleston town centre plans taking shape

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Archived: 22 Mar 2018 4:48pm

Development of the new Rolleston town centre has taken a step forward with the Council approving a plan outlining the broad location of key elements.

The town centre is to be developed on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, and includes four key components – the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre, a town square, a commercial and retail area including hospitality outlets, and transportation and service linkages.

The recommended plan sees the library and community centre located at the key corner of the reserve and Tennyson Street, with direct pedestrian access to car parking in Moore Street.

Retail activity has a frontage along Tennyson Street, while food and beverage has a frontage to the Wordsworth Street extension, and along a proposed promenade through the reserve.

The town square, which provides a formal outdoor gathering space, is located between the library and community centre and the commercial areas.

Space is also provided within the location plan for a cinema complex, adjacent to the community centre. Detailed design work is now under way for the key elements.

The first major project will be the new library and community centre – a 2,200m2 facility which is planned to be opened in late 2019.

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