Operative as of 17 June 2021

GW Wilfield Ltd has lodged a private plan change request with the Council. The Plan Change seeks to rezone Living 2 and Living 2A zoned land in West Melton to a new zone called 'Living WM South'.

Update 9 June 2021

The period for lodging appeals on Private Plan Change 59 ended on Thursday 27 May, and no appeals have been received. The provisions of Private Plan Change 59 will therefore become fully operative on 17 June 2021.

Public notice [PDF, 408 KB]

Certificate of Approval  [PDF, 150 KB]

Update 14 April 2021

Council's decision to accept the recommendation of the Commissioner, will be publicly notified on 14 April 2021, which provides an opportunity for submitters on Plan Change 59 to lodge an appeal. A copy of the public notice is below.

Public Notice Council Decision

Update 25 March 2021

At its meeting on 10 March 2021, the Council considered the recommendation of the Commissioner in respect of the plan change request. Council resolved at this meeting to accept the Commissioner's recommendation on Plan Change 59 as its formal decision. This will be notified in due course.

Council Meeting Agenda 10 March 2021

Update 25 February 2021

The Council has received the Commissioner's final recommendation to approve PC59. Council will consider this recommendation at its meeting of 10 March 2021.

Commissioner Recommendation [PDF, 163 KB]

Update 10 January 2021

The Commissioner has provided a minute to close the hearing [PDF, 32 KB].

The Commissioner will now consider the request and make a recommendation to Council whether to accept, accept in part, or reject the request.

Update 9 February 2021

A hearing in relation to this plan change request was held at the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre on 9 February 2021. The Commissioner will now consider the request and make a recommendation to Council whether to accept, accept in part, or reject the request.

Update 21 January 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute circulated on 10 December 2020, the applicant’s expert evidence is now available for viewing.

Evidence of Kim Seaton (Planner) [PDF, 608 KB]

Evidence of Hamish Wheelans (Applicant) [PDF, 127 KB]

Evidence of Andrew Metherell (Traffic) [PDF, 5757 KB]

Evidence of Andrew Hall (Infrastructure) [PDF, 181 KB]

Evidence of David Compton-Moen (Landscape) [PDF, 129 KB]

Update 24 December 2020

The Commissioner's Hearing Minute [PDF, 40 KB] circulated on 10 December 2020 requested that expert evidence be pre-circulated at set times.

As per the Commissioners Hearing Minute, the following Officer's S42A report has been prepared and circulated to submitters and the Commissioner for consideration at the hearing.

Officer's s42A report [PDF, 919 KB]
s42A Appendix 1  [PDF, 477 KB]
s42A Appendix 2 [PDF, 1277 KB]

Updated 14 December 2020

A hearing in relation to this plan change request will be held at the West Melton Community and Recreation Centre on Tuesday 9 February 2021, commencing at 9am.

Updated 16 September 2020

Council has received an update to their submission from NZTA, which can be viewed here:

NZTA update 25 August 2020 [PDF, 386 KB]

Council has also received a response to its 14 August 2019 request for further information. The response can be viewed here:

Response to request for further information 14 August 2020 [PDF, 145 KB]

Council will now arrange a hearing date. Submitters who have indicated that they wish to be heard will be advised of hearing details in due course.

Updated 26 August 2019

Council has requested additional information from the applicant, in response to matters raised in submissions.  The request can be viewed here:

Post-submission Council request for further information

Once the Council is satisfied that it has adequate information, a hearing date will be set.

Updated 25 June 2019

Further submissions closed

Further submissions closed on Thursday 20 June 2019 at 5pm. One further submission was received, which can be viewed below.

FS01 Peter Herbert Stafford [PDF, 929 KB]

Updated 05 June 2019

The availability of the summary of the submissions received, along with a copy of the original submissions, was publicly notified on 5 June 2019.

Public notice [PDF, 28 KB]

Further submissions may only be lodged by the following:

(a)          Any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest; and

(b)          Any person that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has; and

(c)           The local authority itself

Further submissions must be limited to matters either in support of or in opposition to an original submission made on Plan Change 59. This must be in writing and in accordance with Form 6, which is available below or from any Council Service Centre.

Further Submissions must be served on Selwyn District Council in one of the following ways:

Posted to:           Planning Department, Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643

Delivered to:     A Council service centre in Darfield, Leeston, Lincoln or Rolleston.

Faxed to:             (03) 347 2799 (if you fax your submission please post or deliver a copy to the details above)

Emailed to:         submissions@selwyn.govt.nz

Electronically:   Through the website, below

A person who makes a further submission must serve a copy of it on the person who lodged the original submission no later than 5 working days after a copy is provided to Selwyn District Council.

PDF further submission Form 6 [PDF, 175 KB]

The closing date for further submissions on Plan Change 59 is 5pm THURSDAY 20 JUNE 2019.

Summary of submissions [PDF, 73 KB]

Submissions in full

01 Peter Herbert Stafford [PDF, 608 KB]

02 Laurel Linton [PDF, 2948 KB]

03 Simon Burge [PDF, 15 KB]

04 Andrew Cowan [PDF, 14 KB]

05 Gregory and Alyse Boaz [PDF, 14 KB]

06 Michael Harvey [PDF, 3730 KB]

07 Lucy Bell [PDF, 13 KB]

08 Alex Setz [PDF, 14 KB]

09 Melanie Cotter [PDF, 16 KB]

10 Andrew Dyson [PDF, 14 KB]

11 Michael Dillon [PDF, 633 KB]

12 Helen Conaghan [PDF, 14 KB]

13 Amy and Hamish Osborne [PDF, 1004 KB]

14 Courtney Hurring [PDF, 84 KB]

15 Scott Ashby and Hanna Coysh [PDF, 123 KB]

16 David Bennett [PDF, 22 KB]

17 Katie Brice [PDF, 14 KB]

18 NZTA [PDF, 605 KB]

19 Narelle Souness and Kerry Ring (Late) [PDF, 427 KB]

20 NZDF (Late) [PDF, 299 KB]

Updated 08 April 2019

Submissions Closed

Public Submissions on Plan Change 59 closed at 5pm on Thursday 4 April 2019. The submissions are currently being summarised, and the submissions and summary will be made publicly available in due course.

Updated 05 March 2019

Public Notification

Plan Change 59 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting of 13 February 2019.

Council Agenda [PDF, 9597 KB] (report on page 103)

The Plan Change was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times newspaper on 5 March 2019.

Public Notice [PDF, 414 KB]

Any person may make a submission in support of or opposition to the plan change, or any part of it.  Submissions close at 5pm on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Online Submission Form 5
PDF Submission Form 5  [PDF, 87 KB]

Submissions may be made through the website (this can include uploading attachments) or you can download and print the PDF submission form.

Submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to: submissions@selwyn.govt.nz
Faxed to 347-2799

After 4 April 2019, submissions will be summarised and made available to the public.

Updated 12 November 2018

This application is currently being reviewed to ensure the information is adequate for public notification. Once this has been completed and any required information received it will be taken to Council to be considered for notification. If Council decides to accept the Plan Change it will be publicly notified and opened to submission.

Request for further information

Council request for further information [PDF, 141 KB] 28 November 2018

Applicant response to Council's further information request [PDF, 4214 KB] 18 December 2018


The Plan Change request consists of the following documents:

All documents in a single file [PDF, 32160 KB]

Application broken into component parts:

Request for a plan change [PDF, 192 KB]

Legal descriptions [PDF, 118 KB]

Proposed Outline Development Plan [PDF, 1819 KB]

Planning assessment [PDF, 692 KB] (s32 report)

Current extent of Wilfield Subdivision [PDF, 194 KB]

Infrastructure report [PDF, 18148 KB]

Integrated traffic assessment [PDF, 6828 KB]

Landscape and visual assessment [PDF, 3674 KB]

Market commentary [PDF, 255 KB]


If you have any questions, please contact Rachael Carruthers, Strategy and Policy Planner, on (03) 347-2833 or email pc59@selwyn.govt.nz