Christchurch City Council

Halswell Ward
The Christchurch City 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 16 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). One councillor will be elected from the Halswell 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 Christchurch City 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.

  • Commit to council's strategy to halve Christchurch's emissions by 2030 and become carbon zero by 2045.

    Work closely with related organisations to tackle climate change.

    Ensure civil defence and the council work together for future natural disasters, such as flooding and earthquakes.

  • Commit to carbon targets which are measured each year.

    Prepare for a changing climate, extreme weather and flooding events. Our stormwater infrastructure must remain a high priority at all times.

    Work closely with Civil Defence to further expand networks of volunteers to improve our resilience to natural disasters.

  • Commit to the council's Climate Resilience strategy and be carbon neutral by 2045 with achievable measures put in place to track progress.

    Build in resilience to new infrastructure including housing and where possible harness the sun's energy.

    Commit to investing in technology that support moving to a low carbon future.

  • Commit to council's strategy that by 2045, to become carbon neutral, apart from methane emissions which it plans to reduce by 50 percent.

    Establish regular carbon emission reporting for all council works, operations, maintenance, capital works and disposal.

    Establish a requirement to include carbon footprint reporting in all project briefs.

  • Commit to council's strategy to halve Christchurch's emissions by 2030 and become carbon zero by 2045.

    Work closely with related organisations to tackle climate change.

    Ensure civil defence and the council work together for future natural disasters, such as flooding and earthquakes.

  • Commit to carbon targets which are measured each year.

    Prepare for a changing climate, extreme weather and flooding events. Our stormwater infrastructure must remain a high priority at all times.

    Work closely with Civil Defence to further expand networks of volunteers to improve our resilience to natural disasters.

  • Commit to the council's Climate Resilience strategy and be carbon neutral by 2045 with achievable measures put in place to track progress.

    Build in resilience to new infrastructure including housing and where possible harness the sun's energy.

    Commit to investing in technology that support moving to a low carbon future.

  • Commit to council's strategy that by 2045, to become carbon neutral, apart from methane emissions which it plans to reduce by 50 percent.

    Establish regular carbon emission reporting for all council works, operations, maintenance, capital works and disposal.

    Establish a requirement to include carbon footprint reporting in all project briefs.