Have you say! Here is a link to the page giving information about the new Ashburton Sports Stadium.
Do you think it's worth the money? The increase in rates? Will it be used to it's potential? Do you think that Ashburton's current population justifies the expenditure? Do you think Ashburton's current population growth justify the slides.
Having only lived in Ashburton for 6 years we have seen a large amount of development and growth in what we believe to be a great place to bring up a family. The only comments we hear are that there's not much available for the youth of Ashburton to do outside sports. Hence they travel to Christchurch etc... to fill their time in.
I know that hydro slide isn't what a teenager might be interested in, "like it's soooo lame", but it's a start. I do know of families who travel to Timaru and spend hours at the new pool there solely because it has a hydro slide.
As a home owner I don't like rate increases but I wonder how much the increase will affect us in 10+ years? Possibly very little.
What are your thoughts?