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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Press for more frequent trains to Wellington and north of Masterton, including weekday hourly and more evening/weekend services.

    Pressing Greater Wellington Regional Council and government for more funding for rural road renewal and maintenance – a neglected area that rarely makes headlines.

    Press for more logs, and heavy freight generally, to be transported by rail rather than road.

  • More walking spaces for our tamariki to get to and from school in a safer manner. Especially around fringe rural areas.

    More parking options for tourism not on high street.

    Increase wet weather shelters for train users.

  • Encourage walking and cycling for health, economic and environmental well-being.

    Promote sharing the road with all forms of transport to save costs.

    Look at carpooling opportunities with web technologies.

  • Encourage public transport as a way of easing traffic congestion.

    Reseal and improve our roading infrastructure.

  • Ensure that footpaths are safe to walk on without tripping.

    Fill pot holes in main roads and streets then work on making all roads in the district roadworthy.

  • Press for more frequent trains to Wellington and north of Masterton, including weekday hourly and more evening/weekend services.

    Pressing Greater Wellington Regional Council and government for more funding for rural road renewal and maintenance – a neglected area that rarely makes headlines.

    Press for more logs, and heavy freight generally, to be transported by rail rather than road.

  • More walking spaces for our tamariki to get to and from school in a safer manner. Especially around fringe rural areas.

    More parking options for tourism not on high street.

    Increase wet weather shelters for train users.

  • Encourage walking and cycling for health, economic and environmental well-being.

    Promote sharing the road with all forms of transport to save costs.

    Look at carpooling opportunities with web technologies.

  • Encourage public transport as a way of easing traffic congestion.

    Reseal and improve our roading infrastructure.

  • Ensure that footpaths are safe to walk on without tripping.

    Fill pot holes in main roads and streets then work on making all roads in the district roadworthy.