CURRENT STATUS: All parties prepare documentation for hearing

See where this fits in the overall plan change process [PDF, 419 KB].

About the private plan change

On 8 October 2020 Rolleston Industrial Developments Limited lodged a private plan change request with Council. The request seeks to change the Operative Selwyn District Plan by rezoning approximately 27 hectares of rural land to industrial zone.

On this page you can find all the information on the plan change request, including material that has been made available at each stage of the application process.

Map showing the proposed site

Update 22 July 2021

As per the Commissioner's Hearing Minute circulated on 18 June 2021, the following letter was received from Lyttelton Port Company.

Letter to the Commissioner from Lyttelton Port Company [PDF, 224 KB]

Update 16 July 2021

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.

S42A report [PDF, 1379 KB]
Servicing Report [PDF, 1591 KB]
Transport Report [PDF, 471 KB]
Landscape Peer Review Part A [PDF, 204 KB]
Landscape Peer Review Part B [PDF, 88 KB]
Economic Peer Review [PDF, 1665 KB]

Update 14 July 2021

The Applicant proposes the following amendment to the proposed plan change request:

Further rule amendment to transport [PDF, 115 KB]

Update 18 June 2021

A Commissioner has been appointed and a hearing is to be held at the Council Chambers of Selwyn District Council, 2 Norman Kirk Drive, Rolleston on 9 August 2021, with 10 August 2021 a standby date (if a second day is needed) to consider the application.

The Commissioner's Hearing Minute [PDF, 18 KB] circulated on 18 June 2021 requested that expert evidence be pre-circulated at set times.

The Officer's report is currently being prepared and will be available to view on 16 July 2021.

26 May 2021

The Applicant proposes several changes to the current plan change proposal:
Amendments in response to Submissions [PDF, 357 KB]

Update 19 April 2021 

The period for further submissions closed on Friday 16 April 2021. Two further submissions were received, which can be viewed below.

The next steps will be to determine if any further information is required in response to the matters raised in submissions, and to schedule a hearing.

PC66-0013  Voyna Crofts [PDF, 1237 KB]
PC66-0014  Sam Carrick [PDF, 2092 KB]

Update 31 March 2021 - Further Submissions

The original submissions have been summarised and are open for further submissions until 5pm, Friday 16 April 2021. The period for further submissions was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times on 31 March 2021.

Public Notice [PDF, 32 KB]
Summary of Submissions [PDF, 77 KB]

Further submissions may only be lodged by any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest or that has an interest in the plan change greater than the interest the public has, or by 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 66. 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 and a copy must be provided to the person who made the original submission no later than 5 working days after a further submission is provided to Council.

Online Submission Form 6 unavailable (submissions are now closed)
PDF Submission Form 6 [PDF, 76 KB]

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

Further submissions not lodged through the website can be:

Posted to: Selwyn District Council, PO Box 90, Rolleston 7643
Emailed to:
Faxed to 347-2799

Update 9 March 2021 - Submissions Received

10 submissions were received in relation to PC66 and can be viewed below. The summary of submissions, and period for further submissions, will be notified in due course.

PC66-0002 Simon Fraser Thomas  [PDF, 61 KB]
PC66-0003 Davina Penny [PDF, 615 KB]
PC66-0004 L.J. & C.M. Manion [PDF, 31 KB]
PC66-0005 Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency [PDF, 770 KB] SUBMISSION WITHDRAWN 23 JUNE 2021
PC66-0006 Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) [PDF, 152 KB]
PC66-0007 Canterbury Regional Council  (Environment Canterbury) [PDF, 748 KB]
PC66-0008  Lyttelton Port Company Limited [PDF, 180 KB]
PC66-0009  Ministry of Education [PDF, 188 KB]
PC66-0010 Carole Greenfield [PDF, 2015 KB]
PC66-0012  Pinedale and Kintyre Enterprises [PDF, 2270 KB]  SUBMISSION WITHDRAWN 2 JULY 2021

Update 26 February 2021 - Submissions Closed

Public submissions on Plan change request 66 closed at 5pm on Thursday 25 February 2021. The submissions will be made publicly available in due course. Once submissions have been summarised, the period for further submissions will be notified.

Update 27 January 2021 - Public Notification

Plan Change 66 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting on 9 December 2020.

The Plan Change was publicly notified in the Selwyn Times newspaper on 27 January 2021.

Public Notice [PDF, 417 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 25 February 2021.

Online Submission Form 5 unavailable (submissions are now closed)
PDF Submission Form 5 [PDF, 442 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:
Faxed to 347-2799

After 25 February 2021, submissions will be summarised and made available to the public.

Update 10 December 2020

Council considered if the plan change application should be accepted for notification at its meeting on 9 December 2020.

Report to Council [PDF, 382 KB]

Plan Change 66 was accepted for notification at Council’s meeting of 9 December 2020.

Update 16 November 2020

In response to Council’s request dated 4 November 2020, the following material was received in response. The matters raised in the request for further information were satisfactorily addressed.

Applicant response to Council's request for further information [PDF, 82 KB]
WSP Wastewater Capacity Assessment Memorandum [PDF, 2399 KB]
WSP Water Supply Capacity Assessment Memorandum [PDF, 818 KB]
Economic Effects Report revised 6 November 2020 [PDF, 227 KB]
Amended S32 Report [PDF, 685 KB]
Design Advice Memo [PDF, 427 KB]
Dairy Hub Landscape and Visual Assessment   [PDF, 13995 KB]
Supplementary Economic Information 31 October 2020 [PDF, 167 KB]

Updated 4 November 2020

The application has been reviewed and a request for further information was issued on 4 November 2020.

Further information requested [PDF, 474 KB]

Update 13 October 2020

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.


The Plan Change request consists of the following documents:
Due to the size of the Application, it has been broken into component parts:

Private Plan Change request - Rolleston Industrial Developments Limited [PDF, 1078 KB]
Appendix A - Infrastructure Report   [PDF, 249 KB]
Appendix B - Integrated Traffic Assessment [PDF, 2535 KB]
Appendix C - Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment [PDF, 13735 KB]
Appendix D - Economic Assessment [PDF, 256 KB]
Appendix E - Rūnanga Consultation [PDF, 237 KB]


For further information contact the team on 0800 SELWYN (735 996) or email