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.

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.

  • Support the Wastebusters recycling centre.

    Oppose the takeover of the Three Waters by a centralised authority.

    Ensure drinking water supplies conform to the Water Services (Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand) Regulations 2022.

  • I am against the government Three Waters initiative as this undermines local democracy and will strip assets from the community.

    Animal control and associated registration to ensure owner responsibility.

    Pure water is an essential life-sustaining requirement. Fluoride in the water is not necessary.

  • Three waters reform in its current proposed state to be scrapped and have a local council collaboration with central government.

  • Continue to be a strong voice for Central Otago's best interests in the face of substantial central government reform.

    Implement organics rubbish collection and promote a cross-boundaries organics facility in Alexandra.

    Ensure the growth of the district's critical infrastructure keeps pace with the growth of development and population.

  • Support the Wastebusters recycling centre.

    Oppose the takeover of the Three Waters by a centralised authority.

    Ensure drinking water supplies conform to the Water Services (Drinking Water Standards for New Zealand) Regulations 2022.

  • I am against the government Three Waters initiative as this undermines local democracy and will strip assets from the community.

    Animal control and associated registration to ensure owner responsibility.

    Pure water is an essential life-sustaining requirement. Fluoride in the water is not necessary.

  • Three waters reform in its current proposed state to be scrapped and have a local council collaboration with central government.

  • Continue to be a strong voice for Central Otago's best interests in the face of substantial central government reform.

    Implement organics rubbish collection and promote a cross-boundaries organics facility in Alexandra.

    Ensure the growth of the district's critical infrastructure keeps pace with the growth of development and population.