Current consultation


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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.

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.

For speed limits to be effective, they need to be underpinned by community support and understanding. That’s why we need to hear from you about what you think of our proposals.

A summary of the locations where the speed limits are proposed to change is available in our consultation flyer

We are also holding a community drop in day to discuss the proposed changes, come along at a time that suits: 17 February 2020, Council Chambers, 131 Havelock Street, Ashburton, 12-6 pm

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.

We are accepting feedback until 5 pm, Sunday 8 March, 2020. Please complete the form here​ to provide your feedback.​

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

Ashton Beach Enhancement Project

We are proposing some enhancements to Council’s land at Ashton Beach and would like your feedback. We have developed two options for what needs to happen at the site and would like to hear your views on these proposals.

Option 1
Fence the entire donga area and replace the existing boundary fence to protect the important biodiversity on Council land within the area.

Option 2
Fence the riskiest part of the donga area and replace the existing boundary fence to protect the important biodiversity on Council land within the area.

To view the full details along with a map of the proposed fences, view the consultation flyer here​​.

We invite you to come and have a chat with a couple of the Council officers who have been working on this project. They will take you for a walk around the site and explain what is proposed – 1 - 2 pm Saturday 1 February.​​​

To submit your feedback, complete the survey found here.

We are accepting feedback until 5pm, 7 February 2020

​Current alcohol licence applications

Learn more about current alcohol licence applications

District Plan changes

Learn more about changes to the District Plan and how you can make a submission

Notified planning applications

Learn more about notified planning applications ​​​​

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