The new community centre in Weedons — now it’s Leeston’s turn

Community has say on centre

by Mike Isle

The Selwyn District Council is planning on providing a new community centre for Leeston. Before it goes too much further; it wants feedback on what the new facility should house, the possible uses for it and its potential location.

The council said the Leeston community had indicated there was a need for a community facility that catered to a range of community recreational and community activities.

A feasibility study, commissioned by the council and carried out in 2015, confirmed the need, stating that whilst the town had a number of existing facilities, most no longer met the needs of the community.

That led to the council adding the project to its Long Term Plan.

Nevertheless, some questions remain unanswered, and that is where the public comes in. The council is inviting the community to have its say on what the purpose-built facility should contain, who would likely use it, what needs it should meet and even where it should be located.

The community can have its say on the feedback form on the council’s website or pick up a form from the Leeston Library and Service Centre.

Feedback forms and other comments related to the proposed centre can be sent to

Feedback closes at 5pm on Monday, May 6.

This month the council officially opened its new community centre in Weedons.