Carterton District Council

The Carterton 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 eight councillors and the mayor. 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 Carterton 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.

  • Make sure all council vehicles are low emission producing (Hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, electric vehicle, Hydrogen) by 2025.

    Amend all council tender processes to include weightings towards greener and climate-resilient options by 2025.

    Work to encourage resilience in preparation for earthquakes and other disasters, eg providing emergency kits at reduced cost.

  • Improving rural culverts to better handle excessive rain.

    Managing local stormwater to minimise impact on residents during storms.

    More maintenance of curbside trees.

  • Promote and educate the community on what will happen in an emergency.

    Promote our community carbon footprint so that locals understand their role in climate change.

    Promote planting native trees in our urban area to attract wildlife into our town.

  • Require rainwater tanks in new development, and press for government incentives for owners to add these to existing properties.

    Press for transport alternatives to driving; including logs by train instead of road, and better passenger rail and bus services.

    Press Greater Wellington Regional Council to manage waterways so as to conserve water and prevent flooding.

  • Install double glazing. Change the earthquake strengthening system for building owners to undertake modest and more limited seismic work.

    Remove excess gravel in rivers, particularly from bridge areas and use for building and roading needs.

    Ensure and support a well trained and maintained civil defence corps.

  • Make sure all council vehicles are low emission producing (Hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, electric vehicle, Hydrogen) by 2025.

    Amend all council tender processes to include weightings towards greener and climate-resilient options by 2025.

    Work to encourage resilience in preparation for earthquakes and other disasters, eg providing emergency kits at reduced cost.

  • Improving rural culverts to better handle excessive rain.

    Managing local stormwater to minimise impact on residents during storms.

    More maintenance of curbside trees.

  • Promote and educate the community on what will happen in an emergency.

    Promote our community carbon footprint so that locals understand their role in climate change.

    Promote planting native trees in our urban area to attract wildlife into our town.

  • Require rainwater tanks in new development, and press for government incentives for owners to add these to existing properties.

    Press for transport alternatives to driving; including logs by train instead of road, and better passenger rail and bus services.

    Press Greater Wellington Regional Council to manage waterways so as to conserve water and prevent flooding.

  • Install double glazing. Change the earthquake strengthening system for building owners to undertake modest and more limited seismic work.

    Remove excess gravel in rivers, particularly from bridge areas and use for building and roading needs.

    Ensure and support a well trained and maintained civil defence corps.