Current consultation


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ashburton District Council engages with the community on a range of Council matters and projects through consultation and feedback.

Including community views as part of decision-making processes is an important way of ensuring residents can participate in decisions that impact on the current and future wellbeing of the community.

Current council projects and matters you can provide comment and feedback on are displayed below.

Draft Ashburton Domain Development Plan

The Ashburton Domain is an important and much-loved space for both residents and visitors to our area. This is why we are developing a plan for the Ashburton Domain for the next 30 years.

Our draft plan covers what improvements we think should happen over the next 30 years, with the aim to:
•         celebrate the waterway,
•         create a cohesive play environment,
•         increase access from the town, and
•         establish a Central Hub at the heart of the Domain.

We want to know if you agree with our proposed plan – this is your chance to get your ideas included and help to shape what the Domain will look like.

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the period for accepting feedback has been extended. A closing date will be confirmed once we have a better understanding of the situation. Please also note that the hearings for those who wish to speak to their submission, have also been postponed.

Please complete th​e form here​ to provide your feedback.

For details of the plan, see the documents below:

If you have any further questions, please contact (03) 307 7700 or

​District speed limit review​

We are reviewing the speed limits of local roads throughout the district to ensure they are safe and appropriate. The review excludes State Highways as these are managed by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

A summary of the locations where the speed limits are proposed to change is available in our consu​ltation document

As well as the consultation flyer above, an interactive map​ is available with the proposed speed limit changes highlighted, or see the individual maps and road descriptions below.

Due to the Covid-19 Lockdown the hearings and deliberations have been postponed. Once we have a better understanding of the situation these will be rescheduled.​

If you have any further questions, please contact 03 307 7700 or

​​Current alcohol licence applications

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