Have your say

by Anonymous Author

Public consultation on the Selwyn District Council’s 10 year Long Term Plan opens this month.

The Council adopted its Long Term Plan Consultation Document, Fast Forward ’28, last month and is now seeking residents’ feedback.

Fast Forward ’28 sets out the key projects and activities the Council is planning, and how these will be funded. Average annual rate rises of 4% are forecast over the next 10 years and residents have until May 4 to make a submission. 

Mayor Sam Broughton, said council is proposing substantial investments in facilities and services to support the district’s current population and continued growth. 

“Selwyn is now the third-largest district in the South Island, and it’s important we plan to ensure our infrastructure and facilities meet our communities’ needs.”

Mayor Broughton said the proposals in the plan represent a balance between completing the projects that our communities need and continue to ask for, and keeping rates affordable.

The plan outlines proposed new projects, as well as key developments already scheduled — like the completion of the Rolleston Town Centre. 

Nine significant new proposals are open for consultation. These include proposals for an indoor courts complex at Foster Park, an extension to Selwyn Aquatic Centre, and a new district-wide rating system for community centres, halls and reserves.

Copies of the consultation document, Fast Forward ’28, will be available from Wednesday 4 April online at selwyn.govt.nz and from local libraries.