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August 2019 - Design guidelines released

Design guidelines for the Rolleston Town Centre development were released in August 2019.

The guidelines set out a framework for the design of the new town centre, and give guidance to developers who will be designing both private and public spaces and buildings within the area. They are aimed at creating a civic ‘heart’ for Rolleston that is anchored by the new library/community centre, Te Ara Ātea, and complemented by surrounding businesses.

View or download the design guidelines [PDF, 3517 KB] document

Read more about the design guidelines

View recent consultation on Rolleston town centre roading and public spaces and on Te Ara Ātea – Library and Community Centre.

June 2016

A two page summary [PDF, 4308 KB] showing the confirmed zoning for Rolleston and Lincoln town centres was published in June 2016. This was a result of Commissioner's decisions on an action as part of the Land Use Recovery Plan.

May 2014

The Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan [PDF, 12793 KB] was adopted on 23 April 2014.

The Foster Recreation Park Masterplan [PDF, 15400 KB] was adopted on 23 April 2014.

Please note for those on Dial Up the files are quite large.

The masterplans are available at Rolleston Headquarters for viewing. Photocopying charges apply if you wish to take a copy of the masterplan away.

April 2014

Foster Recreation Park Submissions report [PDF, 1429 KB] has been completed and you can download this report, or view it at Rolleston Headquarters.

The Councillors meet on 28 January 2014 to discuss the feedback that was presented at the workshop on 4 December 2013.

Comments on the Foster Recreation Park Masterplan [PDF, 1509 KB]


We engaged in consultation with the community sending out Your Town...Your Future [PDF, 2926 KB] brochure to the community within a 5km radius of Rolleston.

3D View of the Proposed Rolleston Town Centre

Looking at:

  • Entertainment, cultural, community and library facilities
  • Town square with indoor/outdoor dining, bars and the opportunity for a market
  • Green space, sporting facilities, water features and public art
  • Small shops and pedestrian friendly streets
  • Better connected streets and improved pedestrian and cycle safety, including cycle links with I-Zone
  • Improved access to SH1 that does not cause major delays
  • Free parking
  • The proposed new Main Street - Tennyson Street

Submissions and feedback on the Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan have closed and are now being processed.


After the interruption of earthquakes, we are once again looking at the Rolleston Town Centre.

In order to have a town centre we can enjoy and take pride in, we need to know what it is that you want in your town centre.

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If you have any questions, please contact the Duty Planner on 347 2868 or email