21 May 2013
Local Firms Get Opportunity for EA Networks Centre Work
Two initial site works tenders for the EA Networks Centre have been awarded to Ashburton Contracting Limited (ACL) through a competitive tender process.
ACL presented a concept proposal for the main site works involving a consortium of local contractors who have supported the project to date.
Following the results from the first two tenders, the EA Networks Centre design build subcommittee, made up of representatives from the Council, the Ashburton Stadium Complex Trust, architect, quantity surveyor, and an independent engineering expert, recommended this process being an open book tender process for the site development work to Council.
Media Release – Local Firms Get Opportunity For EA Networks Centre Work 21 May 2013
15 May 2013
Local Elections Candidates’ Workshop
Thinking of standing for Council in the upcoming elections? Ashburton District Council is hosting a workshop for prospective candidates so they can find out more about what is involved.
The workshop, to be held on 7 June, will provide information on the election process and give an insight into what councillors do.
“This is an opportunity for people interested in standing in the 2013 elections to learn more about the nomination and election processes and the roles of councils and elected members. It’s also a chance to have any questions answered,” says Council chief executive Brian Lester.
Media Release Local Elections Candidates’ Workshop 15 May 2013
13 May 2013
Dog Attacks Must be Reported
Residents are reminded to report all dog attacks to Council.
Council Environmental Services Group Manager Jane Donaldson says it was disappointing to read in the Ashburton Guardian that a resident had been allegedly attacked but did not report the incident to Council.
Media Release – Dog Attacks Must be Reported 13 May 2013
8 May 2013
Big Lotteries Grant Just the Ticket
News of a large lottery grant has delighted all involved with Ashburton’s new Art Gallery and Heritage Centre.
The Ashburton District Council has received a lotteries grant of $700,000 for the facility.
Council chief executive, Brian Lester, says the Council is thrilled at being granted the full amount applied for.
“We are extremely grateful to the Lotteries Environment and Heritage committee for the faith they have shown in this project in granting such a substantial sum,” said Mr Lester.
Media Release – Big Lotteries Grant Just the Ticket 8 May 2013
6 May 2013
Ashburton District Council seeks public feedback
The Ashburton District Council is currently conducting its Annual Residents Survey for 2013.
The survey speaks to a representative sample of randomly selected Ashburton District residents about their views and opinions on Council services and other issues.
Council policy advisor Alicia McKay says “It’s important to Council that we stay up to date with how satisfied our residents are with the services we provide.”
Media Release – Ashburton District Council Seeks Public Feedback 6 May 2013
1 May 2013
Good Turnout at Community Meetings
Residents have a further 10 days left to make submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2013/14.
A series of community meetings have been held around the district to discuss the Council’s proposed work programmes and budgets for the coming year.
Council Community Planning Manager Gavin Thomas says turnout has been good at these meetings, particularly in smaller villages and towns.
“Hinds and Hakatere are two particularly good examples of communities where residents have been keen to get involved, to come along and have their say,” he said.
Media Release – Good Turnout at Community Meetings 1 May 2013
29 April 2013
Council Appoints New Chief Executive
Ashburton District Council has appointed a new chief executive. He is Andrew Dalziel, currently the chief executive of Hurunui District Council.
Mayor Angus McKay says he and the Council are delighted to have secured Mr Dalziel and says he was the standout candidate from a strong shortlist of applicants for the position.
Media Statement – Council Appoints New Chief Executive 29 April 2013
12 April 2013
Two Thousand Water Investigation Surveys to be Delivered This Week
As the next stage of Ashburton District Council’s Water Investigation Project surveys will be sent to every stockwater user in the district.
Council Operations Manager Rob Rouse says “We are conducting this survey to find out the needs of stockwater users in our district so if you receive a survey in the mail, please take the time to fill it in,” he said.
Media Release – Two Thousand Water Investigation Surveys to be Delivered This Week 12 April 2013