Levi Park to offer big sections in Rolleston
Another Rolleston subdivision will add 170 sections to the fast-growing central Canterbury town.
The Levi Park development will be built on a 19-hectare site in Levi Rd on the town's eastern outskirts.
Development company Gillman Wheelans, which has several subdivisions in and around Christchurch, will begin work on the site next year. Sections will be ready for building by next Christmas.
Rolleston has a population of about 9000, compared with the 3800 counted in the last census six years ago.
The expansion has helped make Selwyn the fastest-growing district in New Zealand, driven up its house values by 12 per cent in the past year and pushed prices to an average of $440,000.
Levi Park will join eight other subdivisions selling land in Rolleston.
The biggest, Faringdon in Goulds Rd, was launched in July with 1055 sections, and developers moved to fast-track sections when most of the first batch sold out within weeks. Faringdon could eventually have 4000 people.
Gillman Wheelans director Hamish Wheelans said Levi Park would have sections of 550 square metres to 1300sqm, with prices to be given later in the year. It would include public spaces and tennis courts.
Wheelans said the company wanted to include larger sections in the development because buyers had told it many building sites in Rolleston were too small.
Real estate agents say the boom in the town is being fuelled by red-zoners and by others selling homes in Christchurch to move west.
Rolleston's $14 million aquatic centre is due to open in April and there have been calls to build a high school and a third primary school.
Faringdon, 1055 sections.
Park Lane Estates, 330.
Newman Park, Dunns Crossing Rd, 220.
Levi Park, 170.
Flyndon Grove, 15.
Allingham Mews, 12.
Socrates Lane, 8.
Lowes Rd, 7.
Rolleston has a population of about 9000, compared with 3800 six years ago.
Rolleston's $14 million aquatic centre is due to open in April.
There have been calls to build a high school and a third primary school to cope with the growing population.