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We value public opinion and invite you to make submissions on the following 4 items:

Draft Cemetery Bylaw

The Council has approved a Draft Cemetery Bylaw for public consultation.

The draft bylaw, which updates the existing 2011 bylaw, regulates the use and management of Council cemeteries, and provides guidance for the public on information such as the purchase of plots, provisions for interments, requirements for placing memorials and keeping graves in order.

The Council maintains 19 cemeteries throughout the district. The proposed bylaw is largely based on the existing 2011 bylaw, but includes some changes to ensure legislative compliance, to provide for the comfort and wellbeing of visitors, and to reflect current community needs.

Consultation will be open from 10 November to 11 December, with hearings to be held in February 2018.

Submissions must be returned by 5pm, 11th December 2017.

Land Exchanges

Crossgates Gravel Pit, Crossgates

Recreation Reserve – 19 - 21 Pound Road Leeston

Submissions Close 5pm 8 December

New Rolleston Library and Community Centre


Development of an exciting new library and community facility for Rolleston and the wider Selwyn district is set to start in 2018 – and the Council is looking for ideas on how people might want to use the new spaces.

The new Library and Community Centre is a key project in the Rolleston town centre development, and will be located on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, near Tennyson Street. It will replace the existing library, which is now too small for Rolleston’s growing population – and will also provide a flexible, multi-use space for a wide range of community purposes.

Ideas generated through this community feedback will be used by the design team for the facility, to develop spaces and concepts that reflect innovation and opportunity. Initial design concepts for the library and community centre will be prepared during the first half of 2018, and residents will have further opportunities to comment on the options for the facility as the project develops.

Complete the online survey or share your ideas.

Read more about the proposed new Rolleston Library and Community Centre

Public Places Policy & Bylaw

Proposed Public Places Bylaw and Policy on Commercial Activities and Events in Public Places.

The Selwyn District Council proposes to create a Public Places Bylaw relating to the management of activities in public places and a Policy on Commercial Activities and Events in Public Places which outlines guidelines for:

  • Commercial Activities in public places and requirements for outdoor/indoor dining/occupation of footpaths /public spaces.
  • Events in public places including festivals, theme days, recreational/promotional activity, concerts, fairs, parades, outdoor family movies and music on the green sessions.

The proposed Bylaw will regulate trading in public places and the Policy includes provision for the authorisation of activities following an application to the Council.

Any person wishing to make a submission on this proposal can do so in writing no later than 5 p.m. on Friday 1 December.

Additionally, you may wish to check whether there are any of the following open for comment:

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