Councillors have today voted to build a facility that will comfortably meet the community's needs into the future and utilise energy efficiency features.
Ashburton District Council is getting behind a new water safety campaign in a bid to help prevent toddler drownings in Mid Canterbury.
Ashburton District is the sixth most desired for business and the 12th most desired for quality of life out of 66 districts.
With Summer in full swing, Council is urging residents to take the correct safety precautions when setting off fireworks to ensure the welfare of pets and animals.