Local State of Emergency Declared for Ashburton District

Published: 30 May 2021

Ashburton District Mayor, Neil Brown has declared a local state of emergency for the district for a seven day period, due to the severe weather event impacting the Mid Canterbury Region.

The declarations comes after review of the district's roads and bridges, and concerns over potential significant flooding should Ashburton River stopbanks breach.

Declaring a state of local emergency provides for local Civil Defense Controllers to direct and coordinate personnel, material, and other resources made available, and provides access to extra-ordinary powers to deliver an effective and timely response to an emergency.

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For emergencies, please call 111 first to access applicable emergency services.

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Upcoming meetings

RC Hearing: 30 Queens Drive

4 October 2021, 9.00 am


COMMITTEE: Water Zone

28 September 2021, 1.00 pm


COMMITTEE: Audit & Risk

22 September 2021, 1.30 pm


Council - Activity Briefings

22 September 2021, 9.00 am


BOARD: Methven Community

20 September 2021, 10.30 am


Road Closures

EAST STREET + BURNETT STREET

from 27 Nov 11:00 to 27 Nov 22:00


LE BRETONS ROAD

from 21 Nov 8:30 to 21 Nov 17:30


SYMES ROAD

from 30 Oct 5:30 to 30 Oct 15:30


ASHBURTON RIVER BRIDGE (SH1)

from 10 Oct 18:00 to 11 Oct 7:00


MICHAEL STREET

from 6 Oct 7:00 to 7 Oct 18:00


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