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Selwyn Times: August 15, 2018

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16 Wednesday August 15 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi SELWYN TIMES Rolleston Town Centre Rolleston Library and Community Centre Update August 2018 your space + your ideas Design concepts unveiled for new library and community centre Design concepts for Rolleston’s exciting new library and community centre have now been approved by Selwyn District Council. Construction of the library and community centre is set to begin in April next year and it is planned to be completed in 2020. The two-storey, 2256m 2 facility is designed to be flexible, adaptive and suit a range of community needs – so visitors can enjoy attractive spaces which can be reconfigured for a variety of uses. The library and community centre will include ample room for current and future library collections, along with performance spaces, exhibition and display areas, children’s spaces plus research and historical spaces. Christchurch architecture firm Warren and Mahoney, which is responsible for bringing the Rolleston town centre to life, ensured the facility’s design incorporated the community’s feedback, as well as the cultural and environmental makeup of the Selwyn district. “It was important for us to listen to the community’s ideas and aspirations for their future facility,” says the firm’s Principal Jonathan Coote. “Our vision for the Rolleston town centre development is to create a vibrant town centre and a focal point for the community which will contribute positively to the economic growth of the district.” Council property and commercial manager Douglas Marshall says a distinctive design was also a key factor. “We want to ensure that the design fits in well with the landscape around it,” Mr Marshall says. “From the Tennyson Street site the Selwyn landscape is very prominent, with views from the mountains through the foothills and down to the Canterbury Plains.” The original budget, set at $19.1 million, has increased to $22.2 million. The new budget recognises construction costs with comparable library projects in the Canterbury region. The new budget also leaves room for any additional costs incurred during the building process. The Council worked closely with Te Taumutu Runanga on the design to ensure the facility reflected the landscape and important cultural values of our district. About the Rolleston Town Centre Master Plan A master plan for Rolleston town centre was adopted by the Council in 2014 after extensive community consultation. The plan sets out a vision for a town centre, located on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, which will be a vibrant and engaging destination for Rolleston and the wider Selwyn district. For more information and to view the Master Plan documents: www.selwyn.govt.nz/rollestontowncentre. Rolleston Town Centre reaches new milestone The library and community centre is a key project in the development of the Rolleston Town Centre. The new facility – located on what is currently part of Rolleston Reserve, near Tennyson Street – will replace the existing library that is now too small for Rolleston and the wider district. Did you know? Selwyn’s population is forecast to grow from around 60,000 today to 80,000 by 2028. Mayor Sam Broughton says the facility will cater for the increasing needs of the Selwyn district as its population continues to grow. “Thanks to your feedback, our expert designers have created a facility which has spaces and features which reflect innovation and opportunity,” he says. “The facility will be an asset for the district, and the first step in developing a town centre the people of Selwyn can enjoy and be proud of.” How did we get your feedback? Late last year we spoke to hundreds of residents across Selwyn at libraries, community events, neighbourhood gatherings and online. We asked them to imagine they had travelled through time, and to report back to us about what a future library and community space might look like as well as what kinds of activities that could be enjoyed. The wonderful feedback we received helped inform the design. A quiet calm lounge Non-traditional reading material, ebooks other languages Display areas Easy access to the outside environment Different usesMeeting roomsArts and culture Coffee station Listen Public servicesPlants ToysLibrary collection Arts and crafts Children’s space Culture Your feedback... Staff support areas Flexible spaces Performance space Children’s activities Watch a movie Study Attend seminarsSee exhibitions Borrow booksRead What’s coming next …? Vibrant The Council will soon seek resource consent for the new building and a detailed design for the facility will be created. A critical part of the town centre project is the redevelopment of the open space in Rolleston Reserve into a vibrant, high-amenity urban park. It is planned to be a destination for locals and visitors, supporting a range of passive recreational activities. It’s important that the reserve complements the town centre facilities and is welcoming and useable for residents. To help us get the design right, we will be looking for community views and we will soon be asking for your ideas and into the planning and design of this space. Watch for more details over the next few months on proposed concepts for the reserve, and on how you can provide feedback. For background information visit: yoursay.selwyn.govt.nz.

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Wednesday August 15 2018 17 News Hillyers pie on Hurley’s list ahead of Lincoln comedy night A HILLYERS pie is on comedian Ben Hurley’s bucket list when he comes back to Lincoln in October. He will be the master of ceremonies at the third annual Live in Lincoln comedy night. The first two events were successful, with comedy-lovers from near and far making each a sell out. Hurley says he’s been to Lincoln many times and a lot has changed over the years. “It’s got a bit classier. You certainly still see the (agriculture) students in their gumboots in the pub but that used to be all you saw and now there’s actually nice bars and restaurants and stuff,” he said. Although he didn’t see it himself, Hurley has heard someone once wore a deer carcass to a ball in Lincoln. “It’s definitely in my head and the image comes up every time I think of Lincoln now,” he said. Having never tried a Hillyers pie, Hurley says he’s looking forward to getting one and judging it “harshly.” He’s feeling good about the upcoming show and says there’s always a “really great line-up” COMEDY: Ben Hurley is set to MC Live in Lincoln in October. and this year would be no exception. Live in Lincoln promoter David Parlane has cast his net even wider than before. “An enjoyable night in Lincoln listening to some of New Zealand’s best comedians and our international comedians as well,” he said. The performer will include international comedian and head writer for Seven Days Nick Rado, recent Billy T Award winner Melanie Bracewell, Melbournebased comedian Rhys Nicholson and United States comedian Wilson Dixon from Cripple Creek, Arizona. •Live in Lincoln will be held on October 6 at the Lincoln Event Centre. Tickets are on sale from Bridgestone Tyre Centre Lincoln, Crate and Barrel Leeston, Ticketek or by visiting www. selwynsounds.co.nz Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Springston pupils hit the slopes Springston School year 7 pupils went on camp in Tekapo recently. The pupils spent three days skiing and snowboarding at the Roundhill Ski Area, as well as snowtubing, ice skating, biking and hiking. They also visited the hot pools to Tekapo Springs. Deputy principal Wendy Hamlin said the pupils loved it because it gave them the chance to do a lot of outdoor activities in the cold. KEEP IT SAFE & SECURE MY TAKE ON THAI Small intimate classes for the joy of cooking Thai • Four people per class or less for more one on one attention. • Learn the synergy of spices, sauces and taste combinations that will make your dishes your own. • Morning classes where you will eat your creations for lunch or evening classes for a light supper. • $100 per person, everything provided for your convenience. 434 Collins Road, Springston • 7 Days a week • Bookings required Phone Barbara 022 358 1690 barbara.pritchard5@gmail.com Get your perfect backyard shed! THICKER, STRONGER & MORE SECURE BIG RANGE OF GARDEN AND STORAGE SHED SIZES AND STYLES AVAILABLE CHRISTCHURCH 55 Hands Road Ph: (03) 338 9063 www.stratco.co.nz