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Selwyn Times: June 06, 2018

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4 Wednesday June 6 2018 Latest Christchurch news at News SELWYN TIMES Big ticket items approved in At its Long Term Plan deliberations last week, the district council approved several key projects in the area. The decisions will be finalised at its meeting on June 20. Emily O’Connell reports Selwyn Aquatic Centre extension The district council has approved an extension of the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. It was agreed a 25m pool, as opposed to a 50m pool, would be included in the extension. As well as the $9.3 million pool, the extension will include a $1.1 million cafe and courtyard and a $1.6 million fitness and well-being space. Weedons Residents’ Association secretary Gary Doyle believes the decision to have another 25m pool rather than a 50m pool is “stupid and short-sighted.” However, he says he wasn’t surprised. Indoor sports complex at Foster Park The district council has approved a proposal to build a $21 million indoor sports facility PLANS: The district council will extend the Selwyn Aquatic Centre but Weedons Residents’ Association secretary Gary Doyle (inset) says it is “stupid” the extension does not include a 50m pool. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN at Foster Park in Rolleston. The proposal includes four indoor courts and four covered courts for sports such as netball, tennis, basketball and futsal, a reception, administration and event management areas, as well as an indoor mezzanine walkway. Water race rating review The district council has approved a proposal to adopt a revised water race rating structure. It has been operating a water race system in parts of the district for about 130 years, supplying water to rural properties primarily for livestock. The new rating structure provides three standardised rating factors to replace the existing 10 rating factors. Community grants scheme The district council has approved the establishment of a community grants scheme which will provide new, contestable grant funding of $140,000. IMPROVEMENT: With the Prebbleton Hall struggling to meet the needs of the community, the district council has approved a proposal to build a larger, more flexible facility. The scheme is intended to be available district-wide to assist community-focused initiatives which are undertaken by notfor-profit groups and clubs and communities of interest working for the well-being of residents in the district. New community facilities in Hororata, Leeston and Prebbleton The district council has approved new community facilities in several areas. The Hororata facility will be a modern, multipurpose facility, and is proposed to be located on Hororata Reserve. The district council is proposing to allocate an initial budget of $4.6 million for it. It is also proposing to construct a new facility in Leeston at a cost of $6 million. The proposed Prebbleton facility’s location is still to be confirmed, but it would be a hub for community activity. The Selwyn District Council would like to thank all of our Gold sponsors for their generous support. Arts, Culture & Heritage – Warren and Mahoney Community Service – ANZ Environmental – Stantec Innovation – Monadelphous Large Business – Buddle Findlay People's Choice – IPort Small Business – Storage King Sport – HEB Construction Tourism – Sicon Ltd Young Achiever – Rolleston New World GALA DINNER Tourism Award Gold Sponsor: Sicon Long time supporters of the Selwyn Awards, Sicon are proud to once again be the gold sponsor of the Tourism Award. For over 20 years, Sicon Ltd has been building and preserving the foundations for local communities to thrive. They specialise in asset management and civil construction throughout Canterbury with a clear focus on building long term positive relationships with their staff and clients. Young Achiever Award Gold sponsor: Rolleston New World SATURDAY 4 AUGUST LINCOLN EVENT CENTRE Gala dinner tickets on sale now! Rolleston New World strive to bring you the very best shopping experience with friendly service, local products, great value and a helping hand when you need one. As a locally owned and operated business they love supporting the community and helping it thrive. Over the past 17 years, Rolleston New World have supported hundreds of organisations with donations and sponsorship and almost 2000 young people with their first job, hence they are proud to once again be the gold sponsor the Young Achiever Award. Nominations close 15 June 2018 Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate a worthy Selwyn individual or business. Nomination forms and dinner ticket information available online. RECOGNISING SUCCESS IN OUR COMMUNITY SPONSORED BY

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Wednesday June 6 2018 5 council’s LTP The district council is proposing to allocate an initial budget of $6.1 million to it. Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen said he was pleased with the district council’s decision. Extension of the district council offices in Rolleston The district council has approved a $2.7 million extension of its Rolleston offices and parking. The 385m 2 extension is proposed to be completed next year or in 2020. It includes some reconfiguration of the existing complex to provide more welcoming and efficient customer services areas. Walking and cycling strategy The district council has approved the strategy but it will be reviewed in 2022/23. The strategy includes a total of seven major new cycleways, along with other improvements. It also proposes to increase funding for the annual township footpath extension programmes to about $400,000 per year. District -wide rating for CONSTRUCTION: The district council offices in Rolleston will be extended at a cost of $2.7 million. community centres, halls and reserves A district -wide rating for community centres, halls and reserves was approved. All ratepayers will pay a standard fee of $100 a year increasing to $220 by 2027/28. Selwyn Times has previously reported on Kirwee residents who say it is unfair to pay a fee when their hall is privately-owned. •From page 1 Whitecliffs Township Committee chairwoman Jodie Thompson said the water supplies do not need to be chlorinated, it is the infrastructure which needs to be upgraded. The CDHB supported the permanent chlorination of the two Malvern water supplies. It said both supplies have extensive reticulation networks and on site storage and the district council must ensure the water is safe to drink. But residents elsewhere in Selwyn are pleased the district council decided against its proposal for universal chlorination of all its water supplies. The proposal was originally opposed by residents and organisations including the Leeston and Lincoln community committees. Lincoln Community Committee secretary Pauline Hayes, Leeston Community Committee chairman Lloyd Clausen and Darfield Community Committee chairman Pat McKay said it was a good decision not to HORNCASTLE ARENA June 29 - July 1 10AM - 5PM TICKETS ONLINE: District escapes blanket use of chlorine – for now universally chlorinate. But the CDHB backed the district council’s proposal for a universal chlorination saying it could be introduced in a phased approach with a risk assessment tool. Last year Selwyn Times reported the New Zealand Water Industry Operators Group conference chose Darfield as having the best tasting water in the country. “It’s the old story, if it is working right, don’t touch it,” Mr McKay said. Prebbleton Community Association Committee chairman Peter Hunter said the district council has made the right decision for now. “I am keen for it not to happen for as long as practically possible . . . while there is no risk I don’t think it should be arbitrarily added,” he said. •HAVE YOUR SAY: What do you think about the district council’s plans to permanently chlorinate Malvern water supplies? Email your views to georgia. HEAT PUMP SALE NOW ON! Amazin’ winter Specials!! • We will offer you the best quality brands and option of heat pump for your home/business • Providing Heat Pump solutions for over 16 years to Cantabrians • We personally guarantee all our products & installs for 5 years (providing annual maintenance has been completed) Phone us today for your free consultation & quote 41A SHAKESPEARE RD, WALTHAM PHONE 03 366 0525 “A local team for local people” BUILD BUSINESS CONFIDENCE Imagine having the knowledge and skills to streamline operations, support growth and help gain an advantage in a competitive marketplace. With a certificate or diploma in business from Ara, this can be your future. And we can help make it happen - with expert tutors, flexible study options and credit recognition for your prior learning and experience. Apply now for Business, start July. “The construction process was such an enjoyable experience and I am absolutely thrilled with my beautiful new home.” Margie ShowhomeS open in Farringdon open 7 days 12.00 – 4.00pm Phone: 03 348 1994 “Our home was created based on a dynamic and very enjoyable collaboration.” Alexis & Gabrielle