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.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Promote product stewardship to lead the innovation of the circular economy.

    Encourage riparian restoration on all our rivers, streams and water races.

    Stop all contaminated water discharges into our waterways.

  • Promote and support backyard biodiversity programs to promote native flora and fauna in residents' gardens as well as council parks etc.

    Expand the purview of council animal and dog control to include the pest control of feral cats, stoats and other vermin.

    Expand animal registration to include domestic cats and encourage uptake among residents through fee discounts. Revise other fees.

  • Encourage native planting alongside our streams.

    Press for more sealing of unsealed roads in roading programmes (including government funding priorities) to lessen dust pollution.

    Monitor the government's proposals to replace the Resource Management Act to keep control of our resource management and urban planning.

  • Manage and understand our own local water supply.

    Continue the preservation of our native reserves and elimination and trapping of pests.

    Use resources available for effective waste management, ongoing progress with oxidation, holding ponds and treated water disposal.

  • Create an all-inclusive off-lead dog park.

    Provide more recycling options for rural fringe residents.

    Implementing soft plastic recycling or more local collection points.

  • Promote product stewardship to lead the innovation of the circular economy.

    Encourage riparian restoration on all our rivers, streams and water races.

    Stop all contaminated water discharges into our waterways.

  • Promote and support backyard biodiversity programs to promote native flora and fauna in residents' gardens as well as council parks etc.

    Expand the purview of council animal and dog control to include the pest control of feral cats, stoats and other vermin.

    Expand animal registration to include domestic cats and encourage uptake among residents through fee discounts. Revise other fees.

  • Encourage native planting alongside our streams.

    Press for more sealing of unsealed roads in roading programmes (including government funding priorities) to lessen dust pollution.

    Monitor the government's proposals to replace the Resource Management Act to keep control of our resource management and urban planning.

  • Manage and understand our own local water supply.

    Continue the preservation of our native reserves and elimination and trapping of pests.

    Use resources available for effective waste management, ongoing progress with oxidation, holding ponds and treated water disposal.

  • Create an all-inclusive off-lead dog park.

    Provide more recycling options for rural fringe residents.

    Implementing soft plastic recycling or more local collection points.