Council own an array of properties within the Selwyn District which includes residential dwellings and land (including gravel reserves and forestry blocks).

Land is leased out in accordance with Council Leasing Policies in the Policy Manual.

A small number of houses are owned by Council and rented out in accordance with Council Leasing Policies in the Policy Manual.

From time to time some of these properties may be declared surplus to requirements and go through a complex statutory disposal process and be sold.

Land for Lease

Expressions of Interest are being sought to License the below land.


Proposed Lease Lincoln

The Council is proposing to grant a new ground lease to Men’s Shed of Lincoln Society Incorporated to allow for an extension to its building on part of the land situated near the Lincoln Event Centre. The Men’s Shed of Lincoln plans to extend its existing facility, which is used as a community meeting place and a place for sharing skills for repairing and making items for the community. A Lease was previously granted on 14 June 2017 and the new Lease would incorporate the extension. This is pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Reserves Act 1977. A copy of the lease document and site plan are available for inspection at Selwyn District Council’s Rolleston Headquarters at Norman Kirk Drive during normal office hours. Any person objecting or submitting to this proposal can do so in writing no later than 5pm on 28 February 2020. To make a submission or objection or to find out more about this proposal please email leases@selwyn.govt.nz or call the council.

Lease Mens Shed [PDF, 287 KB]

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Land available to Lease will be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers.

Residential and Pensioner Houses for Rent

Some of our portfolio of properties are being managed by Selwyn Property Management. Please have a look at their website to see what is available to rent.

Any residential and pensioner housing that is not managed by Selwyn Property Management will be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers.

Properties for Sale

3 Ritso Street, Darfield is currently on the open market for sale. We are reducing our housing stock, and the Council resolved to declare surplus and dispose of a number of houses and one section on Ritso Street in Darfield. Five houses and one section have been sold.

Properties available for sale may be advertised in the Council Call or Public Notices section of the local papers and through a marketing campaign by the appointed real estate agent.