Rolleston is booming.

Over the next 30 years it is expected that Rolleston will grow from around 8,000 people to between 18,000 and 22,000 people!

Rolleston SPIn order to plan for this growth and guide future initiatives, the Council developed the Rolleston Structure Plan (adopted in September 2009).

As part of this, a series of options to improve the existing town centre were developed.

A preferred town centre option was outlined and a master planning exercise was recommended to implement this option.

Since the Rolleston Structure Plan

Much has happened since the adoption of the Rolleston Structure Plan:

  • Canterbury earthquakes
  • Council rezoning of 462ha of land for residential (5433 new houses) (Plan Change 7)
  • Urban design controls for the Business 1 land (Plan Change 29)
  • Development of the Recreation Precinct – including the construction of the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, Foster Park and masterplanning for the remaining area
  • New town centre developments: The Warehouse; Countdown; Police Station

Now we all need to look closely at how Rolleston Town Centre should develop over the next 30 years.

Draft Town Centre MasterPlan