Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

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We are redesigning and rebuilding a brand new Ashburton Seniors Centre with the aim of creating a space that is easily accessible, and better suited to deliver the activities and services the seniors in our community need.


Construction is now underway and is expected to be completed by mid-2020.

Temporary accommodation at the Ashburton Bowls Club car park is now complete and functional. From Monday 26 August 2019 all services, activities and programs delivered at the Ashburton Seniors Centre will take place at the temporary accommodation as normal throughout the construction period.

About the project

Ashburton Seniors Centre will be completely redeveloped to enhance and support the lifestyles of hundreds of over 55s that use the centre each week. The new building will create spaces which will be easily accessible to deliver the many activities and services the community needs.

The former building was over 50 years old and could longer meet the growing and changing needs of over 55s in the community. The building layout did not allow for flexible activity spaces and the lower level was not suitable for activities for older people.

The new fit-for-purpose centre will be a contemporary and accessible facility, providing opportunities for older residents to form social connections and participate in life-long learning, both of which can have tremendously positive effects on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.


When Stage
August 2019 Establishment of temporary accommodation on the Ashburton Bowls Club car park and relocation of services, activities and programs.
Construction of new Ashburton Seniors Centre commences.
Mid-2020 Expected project completion.

Temporary relocation

Temporary accommodation is in place at the Ashburton Bowls Club car park at 3 Samarinda Ave, Ashburton.

All services, activities and programs usually delivered at the Ashburton Seniors Centre will continue at the temporary accommodation as normal throughout the construction period.

The Meals on Wheels service will also continue to be delivered to residents in the area.

For more information about the delivery of services and activities, contact Samarinda Ashburton Aged Services directly on 9058 6060.

Alternative car parking arrangements

The public car parks behind Ashburton Seniors Centre and beside the Ashburton Bowls Club will be closed to car parking for the duration of the building works to allow for the temporary accommodation. 

Alternative parking during this time can be found at Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre, Ashburton Park and surrounding streets, including:

  • Warner Ave
  • Samarinda Ave
  • Barda Ave
  • Tarakan Ave

Please ensure you observe all parking limits within these streets.

More information

For further information please contact Warwick Tempany on 9287 5422 or subscribe to project updates.

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