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Ashburton DemolitionDomain well underway
Capsules in Ashburton cenotaph
Rakaia Salmon site upgrades kicking off Upgrades to the Rakaia Salmon site have started this week, with the old toilets being removed from Monday 16 March and the caravan effluent dump station closing until a new location can be secured.
The Council is removing the old public toilets at the park and is replacing them with a new 10-pan facility, which is intended to help meet demand on the facilities, particularly from visitors to the district.
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Council Infrastructure Services Group Manager, Neil McCann says the Council is keen to deliver the upgrades, which have been made possible through combined funding from the Government's Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF), Rakaia Lions and the Council.
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"These new public toilets will make a big difference to the salmon site. With many people, particularly tourist buses stopping to use the toilets, we want to ensure there are ample facilities available.
"A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to secure a supplier for the toilets and with this and other planning work now complete, we're ready to start building." Permaloo has been awarded the tender to deliver and install the new toilets, which will begin on 1 April. Portable toilets will be available at the site until the new facilities are ready. The old toilets are having to be removed first due to parking space needs and to allow for the new toilets to be built where the current ones are located. As part of the upgrades, the caravan effluent dump station is being relocated to another site, yet to be determined. In the meantime, the Rakaia dump station is closed from 16 March, but caravans and campervans are still be able to
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access the Ashburton and Methven dump stations. The historic jail is also being relocated to the other side of the Bridgeman's hut, and piling for this will be carried out as the old toilets are removed. The Council is investing $198,000 from existing budgets to install new toilets and carry out a range of landscaping upgrades, including providing solarpowered rubbish bins, additional
seating, concrete footpaths, Rakaia history signage and additional playground equipment. A $740,000 grant from the TIF and $20,000 generously donated by the Rakaia Lions is also helping to deliver the upgrades. More information about the location of the Rakaia caravan effluent dump station will be provided when a new site is secured. ashburtondc.govt.nz
FROM THE MAYOR: HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLANS FOR THE ASHBURTON DOMAIN / COUNCILLOR COMMENT - CAROLYN CAMERON
From the Mayor: Have your say on plans for the Ashburton Domain the playground; build heritage and botanical trails; upgrade the playground equipment; build a Central Hub near the playground that could accommodate a café and outdoor dining area; construct an entranceway from Walnut Avenue; and improve connectivity to Ashburton town with better access across State Highway 1. Ashburton District Mayor, Neil Brown
The Ashburton Domain is undoubtedly one of our most important local facilities. Looking back over the years, it's provided many great memories like Christmas events, sporting tournaments and days spent with the family in the playground, but now we are turning our eyes to the future and looking ahead to what the Domain could be over the next 30 years. The Council has adopted a draft Ashburton Domain Development Plan that seeks to future-proof the Domain for our community for many years to come, and we need your help to ensure we're on the right track.
With these various proposals in mind, I'm sure there are ideas that would be of interest to every person in our district, whether you take the kids to the Domain on weekends, enjoy a barbecue or picnic on the lawns, go to events, or play sport at one of the fields or facilities throughout the year. It's crucial that residents take a look at the draft proposals and tell us what they think before a final Development Plan is adopted. We need to know if we're making the right decisions for the Domain, including when the work for each individual project would begin and which items should be prioritised. You can have your say by completing a feedback form on the Council website until 5pm on Sunday 5 April at ashburtondc.govt.nz/haveyoursay
The changes proposed address almost every activity, facility and attraction at the Domain. There are proposals for sports clubs, the playground and paddling pool, gardens, lawns, waterways and even the way people get in and out of the Domain.
If you choose, you'll also have the option to speak to your submission at a hearing that will take place after consultation closes. This is a great chance to voice your opinion directly to Councillors and for them to ask you questions for more clarity.
For instance, there are proposals to move the paddling pool closer to
This is your Domain, so please play your part and have a say on its future.
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We are developing a 30-year plan for our Domain to ensure it is future-proofed for the years to come. We want to know what you think of our ideas - this is your chance to shape what the Domain will look like. Full maps and information on the proposed plans, along with a form to provide your feedback can be found at
We are accepting feedback until 5 pm, Sunday 5 April 2020.
Councillor Comment - Carolyn Cameron reserve boards in our district, of which there are 19 under the Council’s administration. I’ve experienced a wonderful sense of nostalgia during these visits. These carefully maintained buildings offer a view of what our world was like over a century ago: one hall, which was formally Greenstreet School was opened in 1876 and is now a sizeable combined district hall.
Over the past few months, I have enjoyed viewing a part of the Ashburton District from a by-gone era. I have been visiting some of the halls and
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A visit reminds us of the sacrifices many people made in the Great War and the Second World War as we take in the names listed on old boards hanging in solemn reminder of past sacrifices. The halls of our district are often generally adorned with well-used stages and beautiful wooden
floors, lovingly maintained and restored by volunteers putting hours into cleaning, painting and tending these remnants of a previous era. These are the people our district depends on to preserve an important part of our heritage. To paraphrase Isaac Newton, we progress by “standing on the shoulders of giants”. I urge everyone to visit our Museum and look at the photographs and exhibits of an earlier Ashburton and imagine the lives our great grandparents enjoyed. Follow this experience up with a drive around the district and view these old halls, reserves, playgrounds and tennis courts and appreciate an earlier time in our districts history. Appreciating and understanding
the past is important and we need to constantly remind ourselves that what we enjoy is here because of the efforts of those who went before us. Our new Civic Centre, housing the Council and Library, will be a great monument for the future but let us ensure we retain a portion of the past and acknowledge these earlier achievements. I believe it would be appropriate to incorporate some sort of formal recognition of those that have helped to make Ashburton and its surrounding areas the thriving region that we enjoy today. This could, for example, involve installation of significant pictures of our past into the pavements or gardens of this new building. I would welcome ideas from others interested in this issue.
DISTRICT DIARY MEET ASHBURTON'S NEW YOUTH COUNCIL / ABOVE GROUND UPGRADES STARTING IN ASHBURTON CBD / COUNCIL TO BEGIN MAINTENANCE ON ART GALLERY & HERITAGE CENTRE
Meet Ashburton's new Youth Council Klara Harrison Youth Councillor
Maddie Page Submission Coordinator
I’m a 17 year old student currently studying Year 13 at Ashburton College. I am someone who enjoys various sports, travel, volunteer work with children and spending time with friends and family. I also have a part time job as a lifeguard and swim tutor at the EA Networks Centre. 2020 is going to be a big year for me, having been selected for my school’s Green House Executive, and being offered a position on the Ashburton Youth Council.
My name is Maddie Page and I am the Submission Coordinator on the Ashburton Youth Council. I am 12 years old and am a Year 8 student at Ashburton Borough School. I love reading and creative writing, I also enjoy playing Hockey. I really care about the environment. I am very excited to be on the Ashburton Youth Council because it shows me that I have a voice and it shows other young people in the district that their voice can be heard too.
As this is most likely my last year living in the district before I go to university to pursue a career in medicine, this is my year to make a change in Ashburton. I believe I have many things to offer the Ashburton Community this year, especially a strong advocate voice for mental health, and what better way to do that than to be the youth voice communicating ideas straight to the Council!
Above ground upgrades starting in Ashburton CBD
rogress on the Ashburton CBD P streetscape revitalisation is moving ahead on track, with above ground upgrades on Cass Street now underway. The new underground infrastructure, including water pipes are almost finished being installed along both sides of Cass Street (between Havelock and Moore Streets) and a temporary coat of chip seal has been applied to the road. The contractors, TruLine Civil began constructing rain gardens and new kerb this week (16 March) and once all above ground upgrades are completed, the permanent road surface will be applied. The roundabout at the Cass Street/ Havelock Street intersection has been
removed. A temporary roundabout has been installed, but this will become a give-way intersection in coming weeks, with priority given to Havelock Street traffic. Some driver confusion continues in the area, particularly at the Burnett Street intersection. It's understood that the traffic flow issues are being compounded by the rebuild working happening at the Ashburton Club & MSA. Due to the ongoing work in this area, residents are being reminded that stop/go regulations will be in place at times and to be mindful of the roadwork signage. Learn more about the Ashburton CBD Streetscape Revewal project at ashburtondc.govt.nz/CBD
Council to begin maintenance on Art Gallery & Heritage Centre The Ashburton Art Gallery & Heritage Centre will be the focus of internal and external repairs over coming weeks and months, as the Council begins a programme to remedy building defects identified through an independent assessment. The Council discovered intermittent water leak issues in the building during extreme weather conditions after the building became fully occupied. The Council also found the air conditioning system was not working to its expectations. The first work to be undertaken will be painting and sealing the southern exterior wall of the building as this was identified as in most need for treatment, with other walls being painted and sealed where necessary. The three upstairs bay windows facing State Highway 1 will also be waterproofed. Other repairs include inspecting and repairing the roof membrane, installing new heating and ventilation ashburtondc.govt.nz
equipment, including the installation of buffer tanks. Chief Executive Hamish Riach said the Council is pleased to begin the repair work, which has been budgeted for in the 2019/20 Annual Plan. "Our first priority is completing the painting and roof membrane repairs before winter, then moving onto the work needed inside the building. "It's important that we get this required work underway sooner rather than later, as we know the Art Gallery & Heritage Centre is an important facility to our community." The Council has taken additional steps to ensure the protection of the Art Gallery and Museum assets while work has been waiting to begin. This has included regular monitoring of temperatures and moisture levels and installing a temporary dehumidifier system where needed to maintain appropriate levels of climate control. The maintenance work is not expected to affect the centre's opening hours. 19 March 2020 | ISSUE 144
MAINTENANCE WORK UNCOVERS TIME CAPSULES IN ASHBURTON CENOTAPH / ANZAC DAY SERVICES 2020 / FROM THE CEO: HEEDING ADVICE, BEST PROTECTION
Maintenance work ANZAC Day services 2020 uncovers time capsules in Ashburton cenotaph Please note, these services may be subject to change.
A thorough deep-clean of the Ashburton war memorial in Baring Square West has uncovered two time capsules, one of which has laid undisturbed in the cenotaph for almost 100 years. Behind one of the tiles that have been carefully removed and cleaned by hand, the team from Stoneface Ltd came across two airtight copper boxes encased in the memorial. The first time capsule was laid when the memorial was unveiled in June 1928. It is reported to include the names of the 97,335 members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force who served overseas during World War I. It is also said to include a copy of the proclamation of peace issued by King George V and several local books, newspapers and items from the time.
Jubilee booklets and catalogues from the Ashburton A&P Association and Ashburton County are inside, as is a history of Ashburton compiled by the Ashburton AA and a Māori souvenir of New Zealand booklet. Schools and churches contributed with magazines and souvenir booklets. Samples of wheat and woollen products produced in the district are also inside. The second time capsule is understood to contain the names of the 104,988 New Zealand soldiers who fought overseas in World War II. Both copper boxes have remnantsof pitch coating them. The capsules were entrusted to the care of the Ashburton Museum who have been looking after them until they are reinstated after cleaning and maintenance on the cenotaph is finished. Neither of the capsules have been opened.
The following services have been arranged for the Ashburton District, and all residents are welcome to attend.
ASHBURTON: Dawn Service When: 6.30am Where: Ashburton cenotaph, Baring Square West, Ashburton Speaker: MP Andrew Falloon Service conducted by Brigadier Mike Allwright of the Salvation Army CEMETERY SERVICE When: 9.00am Where: Services Plot, Ashburton Cemetery Speaker: MP Jo Luxton
MAYFIELD AND DISTRICTS When: 9.30am, assemble at Panther Rock Café car park. When: 9.45am, parade leaves When: 10.00am, service Where: Mayfield Memorial Hall
R.S.A members assemble at north end of Service Personnel plot at 8.45am
Collection for a charity and morning Tea to follow, a plate appreciated.
CIVIC SERVICE & WREATH LAYING When: 11.00am Where: Ashburton cenotaph, Baring Square West, Ashburton Speaker: Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown Limited seating available for elderly citizens. 150 seats reserved for returned and service personnel. Ex-service personnel and other groups (Scouts, Guides etc.) assemble at the corner of Havelock and Park Streets by 10.45am. HINDS: When: 10am Where: Hinds Hall Ex service personnel and Scout & Guides assemble at Scout Den at 9.45am.
12.00 noon. Golf match at Mayfield Golf Club METHVEN: When: 9.15am, assemble at the Memorial Arch on McDonald Street When: 9.30am, march When: 10.00am, service Where: Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, 160 Main Street, Methven Morning Tea in the supper room of the Memorial Hall. RAKAIA: When: 10.00 Where: Rakaia Community Centre, Mackie Street, Rakaia.
From the CEO: Heeding advice, best protection bright posters at the entrances of the EA Networks Centre, Museum, Library and Council building asking anyone who is feeling unwell to please return home and to contact their GP or Healthline for advice.
Chief Executive Hamish Riach
As the impacts of coronavirus CONVID-19 continue to unfold each day, we are all assessing our own situations and thinking about what we need to do to best prepare and protect ourselves and the wider community. You'll have seen that there are now 4
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We have introduced these and other sensible precautions based on the advice coming from New Zealand's lead agency on the COVID-19 response, the Ministry of Health (MoH). As not only a public service and facility provider, but also a local employer, the Council has a responsibility to do all we can to protect the welfare of our residents and staff. It is a responsibly other organisations and businesses are actively assessing as well. We have reinforced sanitiser messages to our staff to regularly wash or clean
their hands, are advising our teams to reduce hand-to-hand contact with others and to stay at home if they are feeling unwell. We have also increased our cleaning and sanitising activities at all our facilities. Advice from the MoH experts is that washing our hands thoroughly, avoiding touching our faces, sneezing and coughing into tissues or our elbow, and staying at home if we are experiencing possible symptoms are all practical and effective measures to help protect ourselves and our community. These are measures we should all adopt in our efforts to be responsible and reduce the spread of the virus. From a Council perspective, we are refreshing our Business Continuity Plans to ensure we can keep critical Council services open and can support
staff to work from home where possible, and have set up an internal Pandemic Planning Group which is meeting daily to keep abreast of developments and respond accordingly. Additionally, we are working with industry leaders who are working on behalf of all Local Authorities to coordinate advice on a vast array of issues confronting Councils and their services for communities. The MoH remains the single source of truth on coronavirus COVID-19, and I urge everyone in our community to check their website (health.govt. nz/COVID-19) for information. The MoH stresses anyone who has been overseas within the last 14 days and has developed a fever, cough or shortness of breath should phone Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contact their GP. ashburtondc.govt.nz
ROLL UP YOUR SLEEVES FOR WORKING BEE ACTIVITIES THIS NEIGHBOURS DAY / COUNCIL RECEIVES AA+ CREDIT RATING
Roll up your sleeves for working bee activities this Neighbours Day "Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and be involved in something that will benefit our local facilities," Ashburton District Mayor Neil Brown says. "Sign up today to play your part and help make a positive difference in your neighbourhood."
Neighbours Day 2020 is set to spark the district's community spirit right across Mid Canterbury on Saturday 28 March thanks to a new Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood initiative. The Mid Canterbury Neighbours Day Committee, comprised of the Ashburton District Council's Welcoming Communities Programme, Hakatere Multicultural Council, Neighbourhood
Support and Mid Canterbury TimeBank are promoting Working Bee in Your Neighbourhood to foster connections, build community morale and raise awareness of local community groups. Schools, groups and clubs who participate in the district-wide initiative will not only be giving back to their community but will go into the draw to win a Dominos Pizza delivery for their event. Photos of their event will also get them into the draw.
Five working bee projects are already proposed at Community House, Hinds School, Our Lady of the Snows Methven, Netherby School and Allenton School. Projects are set to include garden plantings, sanding and painting, weeding and general tidying and repair work. The Neighbours Day Committee will be encouraging their members, staff and stakeholders to roll up their sleeves and take part in the working bees. This includes businesses who featured in the Ashburton District Council's 'Welcoming Workplaces' video series; ACL, Subway Ashburton, ANZCO, Talley's and Rakaia Island Dairies; as well as Council staff, TimeBankers, Neighbourhood Support
and Hakatere Multicultural Council's Newcomers Network. Working bee locations will nominate someone from their group or organisation that will coordinate the event, in collaboration with the Neighbours Day Committee. Some clubs may incorporate a ‘have a go’ element to their event as well. To learn more about the working bees in various neighbourhoods, people are encouraged to visit the Welcoming Communities - Ashburton District Facebook page over the coming weeks. Lists of registered organisations will be promoted on the Facebook page. To register a school, club or group with the Mid Canterbury Neighbours Day Committee, contact any of the coordinators, e-mail Janice.McKay@ adc.govt.nz or visit tinyurl.com/ MidCanterburyNeighbours2020 Neighbours Day 2020 will take place on Saturday 28 March. Learn more about Neighbours Day at www. neighboursday.org.nz
Council receives AA+ credit rating help offset the financial burden on ratepayers. Council Chief Executive, Hamish Riach says the AA+ credit rating means the Council can now access lower interest rates from the Local Government Funding Agency of up to 20 points. "Fitch Ratings' assessment is a positive testament to the Council's fiscal position and the efforts of current and previous elected Councils to operate responsibly and efficiently for our community.
The Ashburton District could save hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest repayments over the coming years after it was revealed this month that the Ashburton District Council has received an AA+ credit rating. Independent credit rating company, Fitch Ratings Services have assessed the Council's ability to service debt against a range of criteria and determined that the Council and district are in a strong financial position that should provide positive assurance to lenders. The rating will assist the Council to secure lower interest rates when borrowing from lenders, which will ashburtondc.govt.nz
"We are very pleased to receive this rating. It will certainly have good outcomes for ratepayers, and residents should be proud of their district's good standing." In the last financial year, the Council achieved its Financial Strategy targets to not exceed rate and external debt limits. Its goals for the next 10 years are to ensure the Council remains financially stable; spend money prudently to deliver services, cater for growth and manage assets soundly; ensure rates and fees are kept to a reasonable level; and provide clear financial parameters for work programmes. Information on the Council's financial performance in the last financial year are available in the 2018/19 Annual Report. 19 March 2020 | ISSUE 144
FIVE COUNCILS SEEK FUNDING TO INVESTIGATE FUTURE WATER SERVICES / ROMANIAN GIFT FINDS HOME IN ASHBURTON
Councils seek funding to investigate future water services Five Central South Island district councils have applied for funding to investigate changes to water services as part of a major Government review. The Central South Water Collaboration (CSW), which comprises of staff from Ashburton, Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate and Waitaki district councils, is investigating whether a collaborative approach to three waters services delivery could benefit their councils and communities, leading to improved public health and environmental outcomes. Three waters encompasses drinking water collection treatment and delivery, sewage transport, treatment disposal and stormwater management. The Government set up a Three Waters Review team in parallel with the inquiry into the drinking water contamination incident in Havelock North. It has been considering solutions to the wider affordability and capability challenges facing local councils, and has mooted that there is likely to be significant change to how these services are provided.
CSW has applied for $120,000 from a Government fund set aside to help investigate regional, multi-regional or sub-regional service delivery models. The five councils will split the other $120,000 cost of the work on a per rateable unit basis. The five councils collectively serve around 115,000 people. The districts are like-minded and share similar sector and population profiles, as well as common issues and opportunities regarding three waters. Ashburton District Council Infrastructure Services Group Manager, Neil McCann said, "The Government has made it clear that the delivery of three waters across the country will change, and we think it’s important to collectively take the opportunity to investigate and propose options using our local knowledge and experience, rather than have a less tailored solution imposed on us. “This project will build on work already begun by CSW to understand key principles and objectives for collaborative water services, identify options for collaborative service delivery, and understand costs and
wider impacts to ensure services across the sub-region are delivered to a high quality and in an affordable manner.” Councils in the Mid and South Canterbury area have a long history of collaboration on major cross boundary infrastructure, most recently the Aoraki Roading Collaboration which helped
standardise and bring benefits of scale to roading service procurement. Details of which projects will be granted the funding from the Department of Internal Affairs are predicted to be announced in early April.
Romanian gift finds home in Ashburton and July last year, and whilst visiting relatives was introduced to the Deputy Mayor of Constanta. Upon hearing of the vast distance the family's new home was on the other side of the world, the Deputy Mayor asked if Alexandra would deliver a letter and book about the city to the mayor of her home in Ashburton District. Last month, Alexandra presented the gifts to Mayor Neil Brown, who was delighted at the show of international friendship and diplomacy. "It was Children's Day in the city, and her grandfather knew some local politicians," Leonard said. "When they heard she was a Kiwi, she was asked if she would meet the Deputy Mayor."
family trip to Romania in A June last year has established an unexpected relationship between Ashburton and the ancient city of Constanta, thanks to local school girl, Alexandra Cojocaru.
Constanta is the oldest continually inhabited city in Romania, and was founded in around 600 BCE. It was home to one of the greatest poets in Roman history, Ovid.
Alexandra (10) who attends Hampstead School, and her father Leonard visited the family's home country in June
Pictured: Alexandra presenting the book to Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown.
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The Romanian book now resides proudly at the Ashburton District Council.
RURAL ROADS GET FINAL PROTECTIVE LAYER / ASHBURTON LIBRARY & CIVIC CENTRE PROJECT PROGRESSING ON TRACK
Rural roads get final protective layer everal rural intersections in the S Ashburton District are receiving a final layer of protection to keep the road surface in good order for drivers.
The intersections of Maronan, Cracroft, Lismore Mayfield and McDougalls Roads, as well as Melcombe, Moranan and Hendersons Road, and a section along Melcombe Street have been the site of the milling and asphalt treatment.
A new layer of asphalt is being applied to the roads, making the surface resistant to flushing, the name given to describe bitumen rising to the road surface and resulting in a smooth pavement. This smoothness can be slippery in winter and soft in extreme heat.
Milling depth starts at 50 millimetres and this reduces to zero over five-to-10 metres, creating a gradual blend.
The final layer of asphalt is applied after a 'milling' treatment, where the road surface is dug back to allow for the new and old asphalt layers to seamlessly blend with no overlap.
Ashburton Library & Civic Centre project progressing on track
The final layer of asphalt is then applied and provides extra strength to the road surface. Some of the programmed works were completed in February, with the reminder to take place over the next two months.
Progress on Ashburton's new Library & Civic Centre is developing on track, with the project on course for construction to begin at the end of the year. The Council and its project manager, Logic Group are now in the developed stage of the design process, which is expected to wrap up in April before detailed designs are crafted and put out for tender. Council Chief Executive, Hamish Riach says while residents will not have seen much happening since the site for the new centre was cleared last year, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes. "The design process and timeline was established at the very start of this project in 2018, and we are still operating on track. The work completed to-date, including the site preparation, has allowed for further technical investigation to inform the detailed design phase. This comprised of geotechnical and contamination surveys." The Council approved concept designs for the building in August
2019, which included progressing with environmentally sustainable features, such as an artesian well and chilled beam cooling/heating system, and using timber as a key structural element. Pioneer Hall, a heritage building on the site will also be incorporated into the new build. Mr Riach continued that with concept plans established, the work is now focusing on how to translate those ideas into more concrete designs. "It's all about how we make each of the components work to deliver Ashburton's new Library and Civic Centre." Ashburton District Mayor, Neil Brown is encouraging residents to stay up-todate with the project by signing up to the Council's free e-newsletter. "This is an exciting project for our community, and the end result will be quite an upgrade from what we currently have. Make sure you're hearing the latest about this project and other Council news with the help of our e-newsletter by visiting ashburtondc.govt.nz/stayinformed."
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ROAD CLOSURE PROPOSAL
Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to allow the following: Flying Kiwi Motorcycles Ltd, for the purpose of attempting the Land Speed Record Attempt event, proposes to close the following road to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. Road proposed to be closed: • McCRORYS ROAD between Awaroa School Road & Kyle Road intersections Period of Closure: • 8.00am and 4.30pm on Friday, 03 April 2020 • 8.00am and 4.30pm on Saturday, 04 April 2020 • 8.00am and 4.30pm on Sunday, 05 April 2020 (Extra day in case of rain on either day above)
Meetings are now held in the new Council Chambers, 137 Havelock Street, Ashburton unless stated otherwise.
UPCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS APRIL 2020 Council meeting Thursday 9 April, 10.30am Environmental Services Committee, Thursday 23 April, 10.30am Community Services Committee, Thursday 23 April, (to follow Environmental Services) Infrastructure Services Committee, Thursday 23 April, (to follow
Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing or email to Council by 4.00pm on 20 March 2020.
Community Services) Audit, Risk and Finance Committee, Thursday 30 April, 9.30am Bylaw and Policy Committee, Thursday 30 April (to follow Audit, Risk & Finance) Methven Community Board meeting Monday 6 April, 10.30am Mt Hutt Memorial Hall, Methven All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise stated. Meeting start times may be subject to change and will be notified on Council’s website. Council and Committee meetings, and Hearings now livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.
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CLOSURE OF ROADS
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Pursuant to the Transport (Vehicular Traffic Road Closure) Regulations 1965, notice is hereby given that the following roads will be closed to ordinary vehicular traffic to allow the following: Ashburton Returned and Services’ Association to hold ANZAC Day services, proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. Road to be closed • HAVELOCK STREET, from Park Street to East Street • BARING SQUARE WEST, from Havelock Street to Cameron Street • SH 1 (WEST STREET), from Havelock Street to Cameron Street • CAMERON STREET, from West Street to Park Street Period of Closure: • From 6.00am to 8.30pm and 10.00am to 12.30pm on Saturday, 25 April 2020 Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof in writing or email to Council by 4.00 pm, Friday 27 March 2020. NEIL McCANN Peter Connors Group Manager Service Delivery Manager –System Management
Carol Johns of behalf of the Ashburton Wheels Week Committee to hold the Wheels Week Street Parade, proposes to close the following roads to ordinary vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder. Roads to be closed: • KERMODE STREET from East Street to Mona Square, including all of Mona Square • EAST STREET from SH1 at the southern end to Cameron Street • MOORE STREET from SH1 to East Street • CAMERON STREET from East Street to Victoria Street • BARING SQUARE EAST from Cameron Street to Havelock Street • HAVELOCK STREET from Baring Square EAST to SH1 Period of closure: From 9.30 am until 12.00 noon on Sunday, 17 May 2020. Any person objecting to the proposal is called upon to lodge notice of their objection and grounds thereof to Council by 4.00 pm on Thursday, 30 April 2020. Neil McCann Service Delivery Group Manager
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