COVID-19 Council Updates

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Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.​

Coronavirus: What impact is it having locally?

This rolling blog provides information on how efforts ​to stop the spread of Coronavirus are impacting on Ashburton District Council services, facilities and community events. See below for updates.​​​

Video Update

Ashburton District Council Facilities​​​

The Ashburton District Council will close all of its community facilities from 4.00pm today (23 March) until further notice.

The EA Networks Centre, Ashburton Public Library, Art Gallery & Heritage Centre and Ashburton Trust Event C​entre will be closed to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Council Administration building will remain open as an essential service for customer service enquiries.​ Read more here...​  

Ashburton District Council Servies​​​

We are unable to carry out inspections while in stage 4 lockdown. We will advise when bookings for inspections are being taken once again. We will update this information when it's available.

Building Consents
We are unable to lodge hard copy building consents while in stage 4 lockdown. Hard copy building consents will be lodged following the completion of the lockdown period.

Please note that due to the Government response to COVID-19, all upcoming Council, committee and Methven Community Board meetings are cancelled until further notice.​

All public camping grounds are closed until further notice, due to COVID-19 elevated alert level

Our drinking, storm, stock and waste water services are being delivered as normal.

Rubbish and recycling:
We will continue to pick up your red rubbish bin and yellow recycling bin from the kerbside as per your normal collection days. We are working through the potential to have limited opening hours for the Resource Recovery Park and will give further advice as soon as we can.
Rural recycling drop-off sites will remain open.
Unfortunately, glass recycling is suspended until further notice. We ask that you store your empties at home in the meantime. We will let you know when this changes.

Regulatory services:
Regulatory services such as building and resource consents remain operational.​​

Other News

Media Release: Further guidance on essential services provided​ - Tuesday 24 March, 2020


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