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Latest news

Ashburton’s pride wins mural prize

An interactive design symbolic of the district’s diversity has emerged as the public’s preferred choice for a ‘Welcoming Mural’ in the Ashburton town center through a community-led design and selection process.

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Road repairs fix ‘melted’ section of Maronan Road

A scorching summer beating may have left parts of a well-used rural road a little worse for wear, but Ashburton District Council’s road maintenance contractor, HEB Construction has now finished rebuilding the road.

Website News & Information section gets an impressive makeover

The Council's website News & Information page has received an impressive makeover that presents stories, features, advisories, project updates, road closures, and more - all in one beautifully designed page.

Thousands to be invested in Mid Canterbury events

Nine new and existing Mid Canterbury events that aim to bring domestic tourists to the area have been given the green light for more than $50,000 of funding.

Rural roads get major upgrades and repairs

Drivers will be pleased to learn that Council’s roading contractors, have recently completed major reconstruction works of rural roads near Hinds, Methven and Fairton.

VIDEO: Ashburton Anzac Day Services

On Sunday 25 April, thousands of people right around the Ashburton district turned out to pay their respects at local Anzac Day ceremonies, marking 106 years since the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli. Watch the three services conducted in Ashburton, hosted by the Ashburton RSA...

Colours on Show in Ashburton Domain

Show-stopping maple and oak trees are dazzling residents and school-holiday visitors with their shades of gold, amber, and red in the Ashburton Domain this autumn.

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From the Mayor & CE

Chief Executive: Variety of feedback received on Long-Term Plan

The future direction for Council and the projects it will undertake over the next 10 years naturally impact you, the people we serve, and last month it was pleasing to see so many residents have their say on what those plans should be.

MAYOR: The spirit of Anzac still as strong as ever

This past weekend, thousands of people right around our district turned out to pay their respects at our local Anzac Day ceremonies and I was proud to see that the spirit of the day and its importance to our people has not wavered over the years.

Upcoming meetings


25 May 2021, 1.00 pm


19 May 2021, 1.00 pm

COMMITTEE: Audit & Risk

13 May 2021, 1.30 pm

Council - Activity Briefings

13 May 2021, 9.30 am


12 May 2021, 10.15 am

Road Closures


from 25 Apr 6:00 to 25 Apr 12:00


from 15 Apr 7:00 to 17 Apr 7:00


from 1 Apr 7:00 to 31 Jul 18:00


from 10 Feb 7:00 to 1 Aug 19:00

What's On

With so many events, festivals and markets, you're never short of something to do around Mid Canterbury!

Alerts & advisories

Summer water restrictions finish for the year

With cooler conditions setting in across the district, Ashburton District Council has today removed all summer water restrictions in place for its schemes, excluding those on a permanent hosing ban.

Rakaia boil water notice removed

Ashburton District Council has removed the boil water notice in place for the Rakaia supply, effective immediately, and residents can now consume their drinking water as usual.

FROM CDHB: Health Warning - Algal Bloom in Hakatere/Ashburton River at State Highway 1

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Hakatere/Ashburton River at State Highway 1.

Ashburton Domain pool closed for the season

The Ashburton Domain paddling pool has now been closed (early) for the season while maintenance work is undertaken to repair damaged seals discovered after recent drainage of the pool.

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Project News

Artist impressions show future of East Street intersection

CBD Revitalisation

Recent progress on the Ashburton CBD upgrades have focused on the East/Burnett Street railway crossing where the chessboard used to be, and now artist renderings show what the end result could look like.

Ashburton CBD: Night works continue as upgrades progress

CBD Revitalisation

The bulk of East Street's new footpath and cycleway on the western side of East Street is now complete, and next week, work will be underway to connect new water pipes between East and Burnett Streets.

Ashburton CBD: East Street intersection upgrades to commence

CBD Revitalisation

Council has approved an additional budget to keep at least one lane open at CBD East Street intersections to maintain access for businesses and their customers during CBD upgrade construction works during May.

Council approves funds to avoid closure of Ashburton CBD intersections during construction work

CBD Revitalisation

A desire to reduce future disruptions to businesses and customers in the Ashburton CBD area has seen the Ashburton District Council approve an additional budget of $181,000 to keep roads open to traffic at the four CBD East Street intersections when construction moves into those areas.

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Portal used for advertising tenders and other commissioning requirements to the market. All processes through to contract award stage are manage in Tenderlink.

Facilities News

Children learn and create environmentally safe food storage alternative at Public Library


A recent holiday programme session at Ashburton Public Library had children learning about an environmentally safe alternative to plastic food wrap, while also creating their own beeswax food wraps.

Ashburton Public Library goes high tech with new Virtual Reality offering


Ashburton Public Library’s new Virtual Reality (VR) offering is proving popular amongst lucky visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and professions who have trialed the new technology, soon to available for everyone to experience when sessions begin next month.

New designated parks for motorbikes at EA Networks Centre

EA Networks Centre

Looking to maximise parking at its sporting facility, Council has designated a new parking area for motorbikes at EA Network Centre.

Partial facility closures this weekend as EA Networks Centre hosts duo sporting events

EA Networks Centre

EA Networks Centre is scheduled to host two exciting events in its state-of-the-art facility this weekend (10-11 April), meaning partial closure of facility amenities to regular visitors.

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Closed consultations

Community Engagement Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Rates Remission Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

Long Term Plan 2021-31

From March 19, 2021 to April 19 2021

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