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.

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.

  • Commit to growing current Central Otago District Council owned housing stock to support low-income families and the elderly with housing security.

    Work in partnership with central government, businesses and charities to increase the number of affordable houses in all new sub-divisions.

    Create incentives for homeowners to sub divide their properties to increase housing stock without the need to extend urban footprints.

  • Ensure sufficient land is available for housing through zoning land as residential.

    Permit small sections and subdivision of existing sections to reduce the price of land.

    Encourage the building of 'tiny' houses (one or two bedrooms).

  • The spatial plan we have adopted allows for more housing typologies – we need to support our community to be open to the changes.

    Be engaged in lobbying central government for financial assistance to allow for a cost neutral housing portfolio to be developed.

  • Council proactive and efficient consent processes and inspection to ensure building compliance.

    Council maintains and expands social and pensioner housing initiatives.

  • Implement the Vincent Spatial Plan.

    Support council policies that incentivise developers to provide more diversity in the size and style of homes they create.

    Advocate for urban design that encourages community connectedness and inclusiveness.

  • Commit to growing current Central Otago District Council owned housing stock to support low-income families and the elderly with housing security.

    Work in partnership with central government, businesses and charities to increase the number of affordable houses in all new sub-divisions.

    Create incentives for homeowners to sub divide their properties to increase housing stock without the need to extend urban footprints.

  • Ensure sufficient land is available for housing through zoning land as residential.

    Permit small sections and subdivision of existing sections to reduce the price of land.

    Encourage the building of 'tiny' houses (one or two bedrooms).

  • The spatial plan we have adopted allows for more housing typologies – we need to support our community to be open to the changes.

    Be engaged in lobbying central government for financial assistance to allow for a cost neutral housing portfolio to be developed.

  • Council proactive and efficient consent processes and inspection to ensure building compliance.

    Council maintains and expands social and pensioner housing initiatives.

  • Implement the Vincent Spatial Plan.

    Support council policies that incentivise developers to provide more diversity in the size and style of homes they create.

    Advocate for urban design that encourages community connectedness and inclusiveness.