Central Otago District Council

Vincent Ward
The Central Otago 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 11 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Five councillors will be elected from the Vincent ward. 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 Central Otago District Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • As we are overdue for a significant earthquake I think earthquake strengthening and civil defence should be given priority.

    Being from a rural background I am passionate about our community being resilient. CODC has a role in supporting our communities to thrive.

  • Individuals need to take responsibility for reducing consumption, eg don't over consume motor vehicles.

    Unrestrained growth is not the answer. We need to learn to foster and protect our planet.

  • Plan for the council to be carbon neutral by 2050.

    Provide guidance to the community on ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

    Encourage a resilient local economy, especially with the likelihood of increased natural disasters.

  • Build on the current work and encourage a move to being carbon neutral, within a realistic timeframe.

    Work with our community to build preparedness and reliance to combat climate change. Including future-proofing horticulture.

    Plan longer-term funding for key infrastructure directly impacted by climate change, eg increased flooding.

  • Prioritise increased earthquake strengthening so that all communities have access to a safe building in a major seismic event.

    Enable and empower communities to build resilience and be able to respond to a civil defence emergency.

    Encourage initiatives across the primary sector that increase resilience to changing climate and weather patterns.

  • As we are overdue for a significant earthquake I think earthquake strengthening and civil defence should be given priority.

    Being from a rural background I am passionate about our community being resilient. CODC has a role in supporting our communities to thrive.

  • Individuals need to take responsibility for reducing consumption, eg don't over consume motor vehicles.

    Unrestrained growth is not the answer. We need to learn to foster and protect our planet.

  • Plan for the council to be carbon neutral by 2050.

    Provide guidance to the community on ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

    Encourage a resilient local economy, especially with the likelihood of increased natural disasters.

  • Build on the current work and encourage a move to being carbon neutral, within a realistic timeframe.

    Work with our community to build preparedness and reliance to combat climate change. Including future-proofing horticulture.

    Plan longer-term funding for key infrastructure directly impacted by climate change, eg increased flooding.

  • Prioritise increased earthquake strengthening so that all communities have access to a safe building in a major seismic event.

    Enable and empower communities to build resilience and be able to respond to a civil defence emergency.

    Encourage initiatives across the primary sector that increase resilience to changing climate and weather patterns.