Landmark projects get final okay

by Anonymous Author

Two landmark projects for Rolleston have been given the green light by the Selwyn District Council.

At its meeting last week, council approved a $14.8 million extension to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre, as well as the design concepts for the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre, set to cost just over $22 million. Mayor Sam Broughton said he is excited about the two landmark projects.

“Giving these projects the green light is a watershed day for Selwyn, the Aquatic Centre development will help future-proof our district’s leisure and sports needs, while the new Rolleston Library and Community Centre will help create an inspiring destination in Rolleston.”Mayor Broughton said.

The extension to the Selwyn Aquatic Centre will see a 10-lane, 25m pool added to the current facility, as well as a reconfiguration of the existing pool.

“We believe the 10-lane option works well for our growing population, as well as providing more room for learn to swim and leisure users,” Mayor Broughton said.

The proposed Rolleston Library and Community Centre is set to be the focal point of the new Rolleston Town Centre development at Rolleston Reserve. Mayor Broughton said he’s confident the facility will be an asset for the people of Selwyn.

“It’s the first step in developing an attractive town centre, and I know everyone is looking forward to being able to enjoy a range of activities in a vibrant community space.”

Work on both projects is expected to be completed toward the middle of 2020.