Buller District Council

Westport Ward

The Buller District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also makes decisions about building and planning, local regulations, and infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage. The council is made up of 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Six councillors will be elected from the Westport ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Buller District Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

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  • Acknowledge climate change and develop strategies to include this in future Buller developments that support growth.

    Support reasonable timelines and guidelines for the earthquake strengthening of key assets.

    Respond proactively to issues identified through the recent natural disasters to reduce future risk.

  • Build district resilience through effective strategies and alliances, capability and capacity building: reduction, readiness, response, recovery.

    Advance climate change strategy, proactively partnering with government, science, and alliances. Address issue specific response actions.

    Ensure resilience and climate change are a key focus in infrastructure decisions and Buller District Council's long term planning.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out domestic coal use and promoting the use of solar power.

    Continue to improve our civil defence capability and communication.

  • Commit to developing action plans that support Kawatiri/Buller to rise up to the challenge required in adapting to climate change.

    Support constructive measures to educate our communities and to lead the way in taking positive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Ensure that we have a well-supported civil defence service capable of responding to extreme weather and environmental events.

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  • Acknowledge climate change and develop strategies to include this in future Buller developments that support growth.

    Support reasonable timelines and guidelines for the earthquake strengthening of key assets.

    Respond proactively to issues identified through the recent natural disasters to reduce future risk.

  • Build district resilience through effective strategies and alliances, capability and capacity building: reduction, readiness, response, recovery.

    Advance climate change strategy, proactively partnering with government, science, and alliances. Address issue specific response actions.

    Ensure resilience and climate change are a key focus in infrastructure decisions and Buller District Council's long term planning.

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by phasing out domestic coal use and promoting the use of solar power.

    Continue to improve our civil defence capability and communication.

  • Commit to developing action plans that support Kawatiri/Buller to rise up to the challenge required in adapting to climate change.

    Support constructive measures to educate our communities and to lead the way in taking positive steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Ensure that we have a well-supported civil defence service capable of responding to extreme weather and environmental events.

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