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Last modified: 15 Sep 2020 3:07pm

An artists impression of the town square with people walking through and a fountain and trees

We want your feedback on proposed changes to the design and layout of the Rolleston town centre.

Consultation is opening this week on changes we’ve proposed for the roads, pedestrian areas and car parks.

The main change suggested is removing the planned extension of Wordsworth Street, which would have run through the town centre.

This will improve pedestrian access across the town centre and encourage reduced speeds. In addition, feedback has been that the street created a divide in the town centre which would have seen pedestrians dispersed either side of the road.

The consultation will also cover the planned one-way entry from Tennyson Street, entry to the town centre car park from Rolleston Drive and Tennyson Street and pedestrian walkways through car parks.

Pedestrian access is an important part of the town centre design, to make it a space that will be accessible and welcoming for everyone in the district

The new library, Te Ara Ātea, will act as a hub alongside the town square and there will be dedicated areas focused on providing activities and access for young people and those with a range of abilities.

The first stage of the project is progressing with Tennyson Street being upgraded and Te Ara Ātea under construction and due for completion in mid-2021. To give your feedback visit our have your say page, or pick up a form from any of the Selwyn Libraries, or the Council Offices in Rolleston.