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Last modified: 15 Sep 2020 9:34am

Annual Plan Banner photograph (road)

The Council has adopted the Annual Plan, along with the district-wide rates and targeted rates.

With our district population expected to surpass 80,000 by 2028, the Annual Plan has a substantial workload of new projects ahead of us to ensure our communities have the services and facilities they will need over that time. The confirmed rates are largely unchanged from what was signalled last year in the Long-Term Plan 2018-2028. Overall rates across the district will rise by an average of about six per cent.

Some of the major projects we’ll be working on in the coming year include Te Ara Ātea and the Rolleston town centre ($22 million), Foster Park indoor courts ($21 million), Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension ($13.8 million), the new Health Hub proposal ($15 million) and new facilities at the Pines Resource Recovery Park ($3.2 million).

Major infrastructure projects include the Shands/Blakes Road intersection upgrade ($5 million), Rolleston town centre roading projects ($12 million), district-wide water quality improvements ($3.5 million), and wastewater projects ($2.6 million).

Across the district residents can expect to see progress on seismic strengthening and other improvements at community centres, LED street lighting renewal and upgrading of freedom camping sites. Visitor promotions, events and our arts, culture and lifelong learning services will also benefit from continuing investment.