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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Amend council policies and processes to ensure that, wherever possible, preference is given to the services and products of local businesses.

  • Support and promote local business.

    Maintain an attractive CBD, working with vacant shop owners for pop-up shops to keep them open.

    Support tourist accommodation only if it has demonstrable benefits to the wider Wairarapa.

  • Facilitate development at Waingawa Industrial Area, Carterton District's biggest employment location.

    Boost visitors through support to town centre businesses and through cycle trails and other attractions.

    Encourage businesses, perhaps relocating from more costly locations such as Wellington, to locate in Carterton.

  • Ensure the green spaces in eastern growth plan appeal to a vast majority of residents and tourists.

    Work with local schools and business to try and encourage work experience opportunities in a hands-on capacity.

    Explore more cost-effective sustainable upgrades for local business and council facilities.

  • Encourage and support local businesses to help stabilise and support the town.

    Keep replacing water, storm water and sewer as needed, keep ahead of the problem.

    Promote and support the variety of local businesses with the district.

  • Amend council policies and processes to ensure that, wherever possible, preference is given to the services and products of local businesses.

  • Support and promote local business.

    Maintain an attractive CBD, working with vacant shop owners for pop-up shops to keep them open.

    Support tourist accommodation only if it has demonstrable benefits to the wider Wairarapa.

  • Facilitate development at Waingawa Industrial Area, Carterton District's biggest employment location.

    Boost visitors through support to town centre businesses and through cycle trails and other attractions.

    Encourage businesses, perhaps relocating from more costly locations such as Wellington, to locate in Carterton.

  • Ensure the green spaces in eastern growth plan appeal to a vast majority of residents and tourists.

    Work with local schools and business to try and encourage work experience opportunities in a hands-on capacity.

    Explore more cost-effective sustainable upgrades for local business and council facilities.

  • Encourage and support local businesses to help stabilise and support the town.

    Keep replacing water, storm water and sewer as needed, keep ahead of the problem.

    Promote and support the variety of local businesses with the district.