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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Encourage the community to practice refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.

    Educate ratepayers to conserve water and encourage rainwater harvesting.

    Continue supporting Enviroschools so our children understand the environmental aspects of our waste, water and wastewater services.

  • Keep control of our own Three Waters concentrating on improvement with our own expert staff.

    Regular maintenance of street cleaning will lessen the likelihood of a flood or other weather event.

  • Oppose the government's Three Waters reform (the issue is genuine, but this is the wrong response) while also preparing for it.

    Keep a closer watch on water infrastructure asset management, most notably the wastewater treatment station upgrade (had been neglected).

    Make rainwater tanks mandatory for new housing and press government for incentives to add these to existing housing.

  • Extend rubbish and recycling collection to all residents (including rural).

    Expand animal and dog control responsibilities to include pest control (see above).

  • Ensure residents are able to flush toilets, shower and drink water in heavy rain periods.

    More regular maintenance of curbside trees and gutters to minimise surface flooding and debris build-up.

    Soft plastic recycling at home.

  • Encourage the community to practice refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.

    Educate ratepayers to conserve water and encourage rainwater harvesting.

    Continue supporting Enviroschools so our children understand the environmental aspects of our waste, water and wastewater services.

  • Keep control of our own Three Waters concentrating on improvement with our own expert staff.

    Regular maintenance of street cleaning will lessen the likelihood of a flood or other weather event.

  • Oppose the government's Three Waters reform (the issue is genuine, but this is the wrong response) while also preparing for it.

    Keep a closer watch on water infrastructure asset management, most notably the wastewater treatment station upgrade (had been neglected).

    Make rainwater tanks mandatory for new housing and press government for incentives to add these to existing housing.

  • Extend rubbish and recycling collection to all residents (including rural).

    Expand animal and dog control responsibilities to include pest control (see above).

  • Ensure residents are able to flush toilets, shower and drink water in heavy rain periods.

    More regular maintenance of curbside trees and gutters to minimise surface flooding and debris build-up.

    Soft plastic recycling at home.