ROLLESTON – TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS HUB
Rolleston not only directly links to Christchurch CBD, it also has a close connection to the whole of the greater Christchurch metropolitan area. This is further solidified by the new Southern Aerial Motorway which connects directly to the Christchurch CBD and the state highway system directly linking to the areas south of Christchurch and north of Christchurch. The Selwyn district’s planning and investment in quality infrastructure means it is well positioned to cater for future growth.
Recently the Government has also announced that NZTA will fund and complete a three-lane overbridge over the State Highway directly linking IPort to Rolleston township. The new overbridge will also provide for pedestrians and cyclists and will pass over the railway line improving the safety and avoiding the existing road level crossing on Hoskyns Road.
Rolleston is located in the Selwyn District. Selwyn has had the highest population and economic growth in New Zealand over the last 10 years. Selwyn’s GDP growth over those 10 years averages 6.5%, compared to the national average of 2.5%. The district experienced resilience throughout and beyond the Covid pandemic, with its economy growing 5.1% over the year to March 2023, ahead of the national growth of 2.9% and on the back of strong growth in the 2021 year of 4.8%.