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Friday 2 June 2017
District Council yesterday voted to increase the opening hours of the Ashburton
Resource Recovery Park, giving locals more time to get to the park during
weekdays and weekends.
As of 1
July 2017, the park will be open an extra hour on weekdays and an extra two
hours on Saturdays, opening between 8.00am and 6.00pm. It will also open
earlier on Sundays, operating from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Waste Recovery Manager Craig Goodwin says the longer opening times should be a
welcome change for locals wanting to get to the park after work or at earlier
times on the weekend.
received feedback that residents would like more time to get to the park,
especially during daylight savings when the days are longer and more jobs can
get done. We hope the longer hours will be more convenient for everyone.”
extended opening hours are not expected to increase revenue, and the additional
operating costs of $33,079 for the extended opening hours will be covered
within the existing 2017-18 Annual Plan budget.
Goodwin adds the longer opening times are the latest changes in ongoing
improvements to the resource recovery park, which has been in the process of
getting a new layout. Visitors to the recycling and weighbridge area now enter
a different gate, which limits traffic flows past the front of the re-use shop.
New road markings and security fencing has also been completed.
extended opening hours for the park on weekdays and Saturday will only apply
during daylight savings time, and will return to their original opening times
when this period ends.
Ashburton Resource Recovery Park currently opens from 8.00am to 5.00pm on
weekdays, 9.00am to 5.00pm on Saturdays and 1.00pm to 5.00pm on Sundays. For
more information on the district’s resource recovery parks, visit the Council website.