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Selwyn Times: August 01, 2017

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12 Tuesday August 1 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi New shopping centre planned for Lincoln Work is underway on a new shopping centre for Lincoln, with ground works currently being carried out at the site on the corner of Edward Street and Eastfield Drive. There will be seven shops and a restaurant in the new Rosemerryn shopping centre. Developed by the Merryn Group, the idea behind the complex was sparked by Lincoln locals who expressed a need for more hospitality and retail outlets in the town, to complement existing providers. Covering one hectare of land and fronting onto one of the main routes into Lincoln, this high profile corner site will no doubt be attractive to a wide range of commercial and retail operators. SELWYN TIMES With a growing residential base and limited retail space the complex will be suitable for a variety of service providers whether fashion, homeware or professionals such as a medical practice, physiotherapists, dental surgery, beauticians or hairdressers. The centre’s close proximity to the rail trail also makes it a perfect location for a bicycle hire or servicing operation. The purpose built restaurant that will front Edward Street, will work for a range of hospitality options from fine dining through to ethnic or a more casual place to unwind and enjoy a coffee, meal or drink. Flex Fitness gym, a new brand to Canterbury has already signed up. This 24 hour gym with an upmarket fit-out has some of the best fitness equipment available and offers competitive rates. Construction of the Rosemerryn shopping centre is being carried out by Hanham and Philp Contractors, with the complex due for completion early in February 2018. The building itself will cover 1,600 square metres with varied retail outlet space ranging from 80 to 350 square metres. The developers have chosen a traditionally rural look to reflect Lincoln’s tradition, with the chosen design a contemporary style barn while the interior will have a modern, trendy and open industrial architectural appearance. Constructed from textured concrete slab the buildings will have insulated panel roofing with exposed steel beams. From Edward Street, a bridge will provide pedestrian access with car parking off Eastfield Drive. Native plants will line the street frontage and feature in areas around the complex. There will also be plenty of bicycle parking. The shopping centre will bask in sun with the restaurant having a large dining area flowing to an attractive outdoor courtyard making it a suitable venue for individuals and groups. The restaurant’s large dining area will flow out to an outdoor courtyard. Car parking will be off Eastfield Drive. Businesses looking to break into the Lincoln market will find the new Rosemerryn shopping centre very appealing. If wanting to learn more, contact Paula Raine at Ray White Commercial or Mary Cooper from M B Cook Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, who are looking after the marketing of this exciting new commercial and retail development. Coming Soon New Commercial & Retail development Rosemerryn, Lincoln Great opportunities for Business, Retail and Restaurant/Hospitality Spaces range in size from 80m 2 to 350m 2 C O M I N G S O O N www.facebook.com/FlexNZ/ Enquire now about leasing retail, commercial and hospitality space in this exciting new development Paula Raine Commercial and Industrial Specialist T 03 379 4120 • M 027 221 4997 E paula.raine@raywhite.com rwcchristchurch.co.nz Mary Cooper AREINZ Commercial & Industrial Specialist T 03 343 0600 • M 027 432 7296 E mary@mbcook.co.nz mbcook.co.nz Raine Blackadder Ltd MREINZ Licensed (REAA 2008) Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday August 1 2017 13 Your Local Views Reserve status changing Rolleston Reserve Management Committee chairman Jens Christensen writes about the district council declining its request to manage Foster Park The Rolleston Reserve Management Committee has been delegated the management and maintenance of Rolleston Reserve, Brookside Park and the Foster Dog Park by the district council. Very unfortunately, the district council declined to allow the committee the right to manage Foster Park and this duty has fallen to council managers and subcontracted maintenance works. This is in total opposition to the strong request from the management committee to manage Foster Park and in essence the ratepaying people of Rolleston (who have funded the development and ongoing maintenance) have no voice in its operation or running. The committee is made up of public representatives and all of the sports codes and user groups using the three reserves that it manages. The committee also manages its full-time and part-time caretaking staff who are responsible for grounds bookings, cleaning on a daily basis three public toilets (365 days per year), turf care, weed spraying, tree trimming, vandalism and rubbish collection and disposal. We always welcome members of the public to sit on our committee and assist with the governance of the reserves. The list of users is almost endless but includes rugby (482 players), dog club (120 members), scouts (141 members plus 20 leaders), playcentre, athletics (210 members), netball (340 members), tennis, cricket, softball, baseball, rugby league, summer touch rugby. Also the grounds regularly host cancer relay for life, school athletic sports, teddy bear picnics, circus, and the Selwyn Sports Trust combined primary schools eight week winter sports. Rolleston Reserve houses the youth park and along with Brookside Park a junior playground. Rolleston Reserve’s status is changing to make way for the new Town Centre Master Plan (all of the fields fronting Tennyson St will disappear), and as such we are unable to plan for the extension of the youth park at this time. The youth park is an important place for youth to hang out with their peers and away from their parents and siblings. While there is a destination playground and youth park being built at Foster Park, the youth facility in Rolleston Reserve will continue to be of tremendous importance as it will always be in the centre of the commercial area and close to the shops. CLUTTERED: A large pile of rubbish dumped on Finlays Rd, West Melton, is one of several reports of fly-tipping received by the district council in the past month. We said The rubbish collection system is under scrutiny as the district council works to stop illegal rubbish dumping You said Debbie Goldsmith – Rubbish dumping is far too expensive in New Zealand. I’m not surprised there is fly-tipping . . . it’s not a case of people being lazy, simply not being able to afford to dump their rubbish. Heather Wilkins – We go to the dump and we pay. Recycling is free. Its not like people go to the dump everyday unless you are a business. Never heard of the word fly-tipping before. John White – I see so much rubbish along the side of the roads in the country these days and most of it is from people eating a snack then leaving their rubbish on the grass berm. Time to put a stop to these people that think this is okay. •Turn to page 14 Major upgrade to Russley Road/Memorial Avenue intersection The Russley Road/Memorial Avenue temporary roundabout will be removed in early August and replaced with a new intersection with traffic lights. EXPECT DELAYS 4-6 AUG The permanent change means traffic will be able to travel to and from Christchurch International Airport, under the new Gateway Bridge, for the first time. It will also allow the project team to complete the new road on top of the bridge, bringing them a step closer to completing the upgrade. New road signage People travelling through the intersection will need to pay close attention to the new signage to ensure their vehicle is in the right lane. Please be courteous to other drivers who will also be getting used to the change. Lengthy delays at Russley Road/Memorial Avenue intersection While this is an exciting milestone there will be delays of up to 20 minutes while the changes take place on 4-6 August. If you’re travelling to the airport leave extra time to get there or take an alternative route to avoid the work site. People coming from the north can turn off at Harewood Road and those coming from the south can use the new Southern Airport Access (see map). HAREWOOD RD SH1 RUSSLEY RD NORTH ORCHARD ROAD Worksite TO CITY MEMORIAL AVE RON GUTHERY RD TO AIRPORT AVONHEAD RD SYD BRADLEY RD GEORGE BELLEW RD ROAD CLOSED Route from south Route from north SOUTH For more information about this work and to view the new road layout: www.nzta.govt.nz/russley-road Russley Road upgrade