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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:41am

A crane lowers a roof frame in place at the Foster Park indoor courts worksite

The Foster Park Indoor Courts have moved a step closer to being indoors with the first framing for the roof now in place as major projects marked milestones.

The framework for the roof of the main courts was installed late last week. Council Major Projects Manager John Reid says progress on the courts is moving along steadily since work was able to restart under Alert Level 3 and the courts are on track to be completed around April 2021, around one month behind the original schedule due to the Level 4 lockdown.

The indoor court facility includes eight courts, along with a 240 metre indoor walking track on the mezzanine level and will serve sports teams from across the district.

Tennyson Street has also been reopened from Rolleston Drive to Markham Way as work progresses on the Rolleston Town Centre infrastructure project and from 96 Tennyson Street to the Lowes Road intersection as part of the Tennyson Street and Lowes Road intersection upgrade.

As part of this project, work to install new sewer and water mains on Tennyson Street has almost been complete. Work on new footpaths and drainage improvements is also underway, with the project expected to be completed by the end of July, depending on the weather.

The Selwyn Aquatic Centre is aiming to reopen its Hydrotherapy and Learn to Swim pools from Tuesday 2 June thanks to the work that was able to be completed under Level 3. Manager Active Selwyn James Richmond says the centre is hoping to have the leisure pool open the following week, depending on the health guidelines in place.

Work is also progressing on the Selwyn Health Hub, with ground works underway for the foundations.