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.

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.

  • Support local business groups.

    Support the building of temporary accommodation for orchard workers.

    Make Central Otago an attractive region within which to establish a business.

  • Continue to push forward with the current tourism plans already outlined by council.

    Work towards housing affordability to help retain existing and attract new workers to the area.

    Create a marketing campaign to encourage new people and business to move to Central Otago. Similar to what is done for tourism.

  • Support the local schools to continue the excellent work they are doing with the gateway programs.

    It is critical to get the core infrastructure done, on time and within budget.

    A thriving economy benefits everyone. Continue to support all initiatives that encourage employment and prosperity.

  • Support local business by maintaining infrastructure and pleasant living environment.

    Support agriculture and horticulture as industries of primary importance.

  • Work with stakeholders to implement Central Otago's destination management plan that honours the past and promotes the vision for the future.

    Advocate for central government support to provide significant infrastructure for key tourism routes.

    Participate in initiatives that encourage a diverse range of workers to make Alexandra their home.

  • Support local business groups.

    Support the building of temporary accommodation for orchard workers.

    Make Central Otago an attractive region within which to establish a business.

  • Continue to push forward with the current tourism plans already outlined by council.

    Work towards housing affordability to help retain existing and attract new workers to the area.

    Create a marketing campaign to encourage new people and business to move to Central Otago. Similar to what is done for tourism.

  • Support the local schools to continue the excellent work they are doing with the gateway programs.

    It is critical to get the core infrastructure done, on time and within budget.

    A thriving economy benefits everyone. Continue to support all initiatives that encourage employment and prosperity.

  • Support local business by maintaining infrastructure and pleasant living environment.

    Support agriculture and horticulture as industries of primary importance.

  • Work with stakeholders to implement Central Otago's destination management plan that honours the past and promotes the vision for the future.

    Advocate for central government support to provide significant infrastructure for key tourism routes.

    Participate in initiatives that encourage a diverse range of workers to make Alexandra their home.