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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Balance development whilst retaining local character.

    Encourage sustainable development making land available for tiny houses.

    Ensure there are a variety of section sizes and minimise high density development.

  • Explore a tiny home community which is self-sustaining.

    Better maintenance of street front trees other than high street.

    Continue engagement with affected residents of the district plan and eastern growth proposal.

  • Facilitate smaller lot sizes in new development areas, notably the Eastern Growth Area near Rutland Road.

    Progress last council's affordable housing report through facilitating co-housing and other innovative initiatives.

    Adapt the town centre to make it more inviting, including provision of small-unit housing (including apartments) near the town centre.

  • Ensure that all council housing is up to standard and weathertight etc.

    Create a clear distinction between essential and nonessential projects and prioritise the former.

  • Make building consents more affordable.

    Create an industrial space closer to Carterton township, rather than mainly at Waingawa.

    Maintain green spaces, dog parks and playgrounds dotted within the township.

  • Balance development whilst retaining local character.

    Encourage sustainable development making land available for tiny houses.

    Ensure there are a variety of section sizes and minimise high density development.

  • Explore a tiny home community which is self-sustaining.

    Better maintenance of street front trees other than high street.

    Continue engagement with affected residents of the district plan and eastern growth proposal.

  • Facilitate smaller lot sizes in new development areas, notably the Eastern Growth Area near Rutland Road.

    Progress last council's affordable housing report through facilitating co-housing and other innovative initiatives.

    Adapt the town centre to make it more inviting, including provision of small-unit housing (including apartments) near the town centre.

  • Ensure that all council housing is up to standard and weathertight etc.

    Create a clear distinction between essential and nonessential projects and prioritise the former.

  • Make building consents more affordable.

    Create an industrial space closer to Carterton township, rather than mainly at Waingawa.

    Maintain green spaces, dog parks and playgrounds dotted within the township.