New projects such as Rolleston Town Centre are included in the approved funding

Rates approved

by Mike Isle

The Selwyn District Council approved the district-wide rates and targeted rates along with the Annual Plan 2019/20 at its meeting on Wednesday.

The confirmed rates are largely unchanged from those signalled last year in the Long Term Plan 2018–2028.

Overall rates across the district will rise by an average of about six per cent.

The Annual Plan includes $173 million of expenditures on
major capital projects such as the Rolleston Town Centre and Te Ara Atea library, health hub, Foster Park indoor courts and Selwyn Aquatic Centre.