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Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan

Creating a community where people want to live, work and play

The Rolleston Town Centre Masterplan provides a vision for how the centre could develop over the next 30 years as it seeks to respond to population growth and a rapidly changing post-Earthquake environment.

Selwyn District Council’s commitment to the project recognises that the evolution of Rolleston town centre is essential to provide a social and economic heart for the town and District. The adoption of the Masterplan is a major strategic planning milestone for both the Council and Community.

Boffa Miskell took a holistic and ‘place-based’ approach to the challenges facing Rolleston and the need to create a community where people want to live, work and play. The Masterplan has achieved a number of best practice outcomes in planning and urban design. A collaborative approach to town centre visioning and forward planning, was adopted and brought together a range of disciplines and a number of diverse (and conflicting) public and private sector aspirations. A commitment to ongoing consultation and engagement has enabled the creation of a Masterplan which has been embraced by the Community.

A key challenge of the Masterplan was to clearly explain the proposals, including how the centre would develop in stages over a 30 year timescale and how it would impact on existing residential properties both within and adjoining the town centre area. An animated fly-through movie helped people to visualise the proposals so they could participate meaningfully in the planning process.

Our role

Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and DES, Graphic Design

The facts

ClientSelwyn District Council (Cameron Wood)
Project teamJane Rennie
Mark Brown
Sally Bishop
Corey Murray
Worked withProperty Economics
Abley Transportation
Novo Group
Nicki Moen (Library Consultant)
Project date2013 - 2014
AwardsBest Practice Award for Excellence in Strategic Planning and Guidance, 2014 New Zealand Planning Institute Awards