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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, AUGUST 22, 2012
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Wha-nau tupu nga-tahi - families growing together
CONTINUING DEMAND for land
in West Melton is leading to the
expansion of the Preston Downs
The original 260 sections will be
boosted by 100 with the purchase
of 20ha adjacent to the develop-
ment. They will be available to the
public next month.
developers Gillman Wheelans
Ltd, said West Melton was one of
the fastest growing townships in
In 2005 there were 42 houses
in West Melton.
That has grown to about 200
this year, with an anticipated 600
by 2015. We are only 10 minutes
from Yaldhurst or 30 minutes
from the centre of Christchurch
city, about the same as Kaiapoi,
Lincoln or Rolleston, he said.
With the recent growth of busi-
ness parks to the west of the city,
the working population had also
He said there had been a sig-
nificant acceleration in sales since
the earthquakes , with Preston
Downs seen as a safe location .
The availability of land out
here that is free from the stigma
of liquefaction is a strong attrac-
Talking to many of the people
who have purchased, they just
want to get on with their lives.
Preston Downs gives them the
opportunity to make a fresh
BIG JOB: Averil Carpenter, Phillipa Horn, Helen Wells and Graham Carpenter sort through hundreds of books, magazines, CDs and DVDs donated for the
Prebbleton's All Saints Church Booksale -- its annual fundraiser. The sale is on this Saturday in the Prebbleton Hall, Springs Rd, from 9am till 4pm. Photo: SUPPLIED
TAKING OFF: A pyrotechnic display followed a countdown to unveiling the sign.
Fireworks celebrate stage launch
THE LAUNCH of stage six of
the Izone industrial park in
Rolleston went off with a bang
Explosions, flames and sparks
flying from rockets highlighting
the question need space?
greeted a crowd gathered to
usher in the next wave of devel-
opment in what is New Zea-
land s largest industrial park.
Selwyn deputy mayor Sarah
Walters, MP Amy Adams and
Izone committee chairman,
councillor John Morten, per-
formed the official honours at
The new 50-hectare stage,
when fully developed, will have
a value of around $60 million.
Businesses have already com-
mitted to up to 10 hectares, with
a further two under nego-
Izone is owned by the Selwyn
District Council and managed
by Hughes Developments.
Hall closed to await
quake risk inquiry
THE WEST Melton Community
Hall was closed after tests showed
it could be unsafe in an earth-
Selwyn District Council engin-
eers drilled holes in blockwork to
look at whether it had been rein-
forced, and the council has decided
to take a cautious approach and
close the hall until further
detailed engineering investiga-
tions are completed .
Security fences have been
installed around it to close access
to the public.
Asset property co-ordinator
Karen Bartlett said the council
realised it would be difficult for
local residents who use the hall
regularly, but we feel it s better to
be safe, as we have done with
other halls and public buildings .
"We re expecting a preliminary
report from the engineers within
the next fortnight and we will then
make a decision about what needs
to happen with the hall."
The hall committee has been
advised of the situation and they
will be contacting hall users.
The council will provide regular
updates to the committee.
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