Ashburton Guardian CBD revitalisation

Take a walk into the Ashburton CBD these days and it's clear the area is quickly transforming before our eyes.

There are several brand new buildings that are in various stages of construction or have been completed. I was pleased to hear the new Ministry of Social Development building has opened, Sealy Street Medical's new Eastfield Health facility is well on the way, the Murney building on East Street seems to make more progress every week, and the Ashburton Club & MSA construction work looks to be coming along too.

It is even more satisfying for our district to have these developments take shape when you consider the work we are doing to rebuild and revitalise the CBD streetscape.​​

Cass Street is the first cab off the ranks for this important work, and residents have been very understanding of the disruption this is having in the area. They've been quick to adapt to the one-way road restrictions in place as the construction has been underway.

Currently, TruLine Civil are digging up the road to install new water pipes, and are progressively filling in the trench as they go before shifting further along the street. One side of Cass Street is now completed, and they have now begun installing the pipe along the other side of the road. When this is done, they will then reseal the road and start renewing the waste and stormwater infrastructure in the area.

They are also extending the new water pipe up Burnett Street to the William Street intersection.
TruLine Civil and the Council have been working hard to ensure neighbouring properties and affected residents are kept well informed of the work going on, and we will continue to keep communicating throughout this entire two-year project.

Lots of residents have already signed up to our free text alert system to receive ongoing updates about the CBD revitalisation. You can too; just text '#CBD' to '4196'. Alternatively, you can receive our e-newsletter with these updates by signing up at

With new buildings, businesses and organisations and a revamped streetscape all underway, it is clear the Ashburton CBD has some great things going on. I'm looking forward to seeing these changes continue over the coming months.
Page reviewed: 04 Mar 2020 9:13am