POLICIES

Lower Rates

Empower the council, its committees and community boards to do their jobs. Delegate wherever we can so that each of our communities...

Open Government / Transparency

We must put openness at the heart of council’s political process. No more secret “workshops” and no more stifling debate and discussion.
When a major council annual budget planning meeting takes...

Three Waters

There are two elements to the Three Waters reforms. One is not in council’s control and one is.
Firstly, we need to try to stop the current Three Waters reforms, because of their huge democratic deficit for all our communities and the...

Environment/Climate Change

People can debate the cause of climate change but either way it is happening. There has been an increase in pollution and damaging storms over time and we need to deal with the impact on our communities. The council needs to...

Housing/Growth

Growth in housing is a given. We need to manage this through both intensification (more houses on urban sections) as well as controlled expansion of our urban communities. But there must...

Generation Change

The best thing Council can do right now is curb spending so that there are some resources left in the tank for the next generation. Current debt and spending projections...

Economic Development

Council is an enabler of economic development. It can do this through increasing the supply of light industrial zoning in the district and encouraging private developers to bring jobs...

Localism

Empower the council, its committees and community boards to do their jobs. Delegate wherever...