Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin 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 14 councillors and the mayor. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Dunedin City Council election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Support the creation of and maintenance of local community gardens across Dunedin with appropriate resources – financially and plants.

    Educate the community on supporting efficient reuse of containers, for example using jars for purchasing and storing food.

    Create the opportunity for more public engagement with policies such as Three Waters, using referendums.

  • Continue action on 2030 zero carbon emissions goal.

    Continue work with St Clair – St Kilda coastal plan to ensure future of South Dunedin.

    Continue delivering on environment strategy.

  • Engage with central government to understand and refine the proposed changes to Three Waters.

    Support local initiatives to preserve and protect our wildlife, native bush and green spaces.

    Reduce our carbon footprint, using eco-friendly options, waste management education, supported by efficient cost effective recycling options.

  • We must embrace a culture of zero-waste and no landfills or discharges to air or water. All packaging to have a return value.

    The Three Waters policy may need tweaking but it is essential that we are part of this national initiative.

    We must eliminate pests and encourage biodiversity by using the examples of Orokonui, Mātaitai reserves and Taiāpure.

  • We should have a Dunedin City Council farm. All children should learn about farm management, caring for animals, plants, land and water.

    Remove fluoride from our water as it increases risk of skeletal fluorosis, neurological and thyroid problems and cancers.

    Improve Green Island rubbish recycling systems, and change to wheelie bins instead of rubbish bags.

  • Work in partnership with central government and stakeholders to resolve Three Waters disputes, by finding mutually beneficial outcomes.

    Work in partnership with communities and experts to decide and implement sustainable, cost-effective, waste management solutions.

    Strengthen pest control activities with informed research, to create enforceable by-laws and sustainable solutions.

  • Dunedin has a reputation for being the wildlife capital of NZ. Our actions need to be sustainable to protect it for future generations.

    Clean drinking water is something every resident in our city should expect and receive. We need to continue to upgrade our infrastructure.

    Waste is a major issue for all cities. I think we need to look for innovative solutions to create business opportunities from this problem.

  • Protect our infrastructure from being taken out of local control.

    Enhance water quality options for areas of our city that are not on reticulated supply.

    Engage more with Forest and Bird and other groups to support the work they do.

  • Maintain quality drinking water and wastewater systems and improve stormwater management.

    Continue support for "Predator Free Dunedin".

    Refine the waste collection system to further reduce waste.

  • Devise and carry out a city wide rodent eradication plan.

    Implement sites where people can drop off their goods to be reused. Be it building material or electronics.

  • Support the Dunedin City Council waste minimisation plan, over and above the provision of waste management and minimisation facilities and services.

    Support the Halo Project pest programmes, to further protect places of significance like the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

    Adopt the Kai Tahu ki te Otago natural management plan to holistically manage biodiversity from the mountains to the sea.

  • Charge fairer water rates based on usage.

    Limit the number of visitors to the Otago Peninsula. The jewel in our crown must be protected!

    Ban freedom camping – Dunedin should cater for a smaller number of high-spending tourists.

  • Stop using carcinogenic weed killers. We need an investigation to find out if it's true and if yes then stop using it.

    Reducing waste, reusing and recycling should be our battle cry.

  • Support native planting rejuvenation projects and promote/incentivise targeted weed control campaigns especially to combat gorse on farmland.

    Support increased pest control measures and develop closer working relationships with local groups who already operate in this area.

    Actively campaign against littering by strengthening litter compliance policy. Deter littering through active enforcement at known hotspots.

  • Implement waste minimisation plans that increase resource recovery and avoid waste to landfill – through community-based resource recovery.

    Work with whānau and hapū as to the most appropriate methods of pest control in their rohe.

    Support mana whenua to restore te mauri and the natural character of coastal and estuarine ecosystems, rivers, lakes and aquifers.

  • Fight Three Waters and work to implement strategies to encourage a reduction in water usage by all businesses and residents.

    Implement a food scrap waste programme for businesses.

    Encourage the reduction of all waste across the city.

  • Continue to ensure the peninsular is pest free to protect our native bird species.

    Pursue avenues of waste reduction, recycling and disposal that are more in line with a sustainable future than simply burying it.

    Champion composting facilities and the removal of things like single use coffee cups within Dunedin.

  • Deliver on the goals set out in the 2020 Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, embedding zero waste practices and systems in Dunedin.

    Continue to support progress towards a predator free Dunedin, allowing more of our wonderful native bird populations to flourish.

    Drive a focus of true waste minimisation and management throughout Dunedin City Council and our city, supporting our communities through this mindset change.

  • Work with Department of Conservation, Otago Regional Council, Dunedin City Council, iwi to map out a shared plan for native planting and pest control.

    Create a webpage that has all the waste minimization opportunities on it. eg. Second-hand clothing, furniture, curtain banks, etc. Post Ideas.

    Encourage local groups to take up the funds to assist with waste minimization and with increasing biodiversity.

  • Commit to delivering 2020 Waste Minimisation Strategy, work with community and businesses to deliver better outcomes.

    Increase funding for biodiversity and nature projects to create a "Green Eden" and be a world leader in environmental stewardship.

    Deliver the current environment strategy to focus on strategic outcomes. Restart the partnership group to ensure focus on objectives.

  • Increase regulation, monitoring and enforcement at Tomahawk Lagoon and Kaikorai Stream.

    More publicity and support for predator-free initiatives including householder incentives.

    Launch four plastic recycling projects in sequence. Investigate incineration more closely.

  • Protect our fresh water.

    Current and future generations should be able to swim in clean lakes, rivers and oceans.

    Reduce the quantity of recoverable material entering landfill.

  • Commit to waste reduction initiatives to avoid sending waste to landfills.

    Support predator-free initiatives and protect our taonga species.

    Advocate for more community lead conservation and planting projects.

  • Participation in biodiversity projects in the city with the ability for more funding to be provided for community groups.

    Introduce rubbish collections in rural areas. Begin bottle recycling for refunds initiative.

  • Support community groups in their conservation work throughout the city, eg planting projects and protection of wildlife.

    Support predator-free projects around the city in order to protect our rich natural biodiversity.

    Support council's waste minimisation work – assist groups already working in this area via grants, and engage with and educate residents.

  • Consult the community about Three Waters.

    Ensure that the management of hazardous waste is removed and disposed.

  • Invest in recycling technologies so we can reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill.

    Scrap the plan for a new landfill at Smooth Hill. Use new recycling technologies to extend life of the Green Island landfill.

    Introduce a cat registration policy, similar to dog registration and make registration cheaper for neutered cats so we can reduce numbers.

  • Support the creation of and maintenance of local community gardens across Dunedin with appropriate resources – financially and plants.

    Educate the community on supporting efficient reuse of containers, for example using jars for purchasing and storing food.

    Create the opportunity for more public engagement with policies such as Three Waters, using referendums.

  • Continue action on 2030 zero carbon emissions goal.

    Continue work with St Clair – St Kilda coastal plan to ensure future of South Dunedin.

    Continue delivering on environment strategy.

  • Engage with central government to understand and refine the proposed changes to Three Waters.

    Support local initiatives to preserve and protect our wildlife, native bush and green spaces.

    Reduce our carbon footprint, using eco-friendly options, waste management education, supported by efficient cost effective recycling options.

  • We must embrace a culture of zero-waste and no landfills or discharges to air or water. All packaging to have a return value.

    The Three Waters policy may need tweaking but it is essential that we are part of this national initiative.

    We must eliminate pests and encourage biodiversity by using the examples of Orokonui, Mātaitai reserves and Taiāpure.

  • We should have a Dunedin City Council farm. All children should learn about farm management, caring for animals, plants, land and water.

    Remove fluoride from our water as it increases risk of skeletal fluorosis, neurological and thyroid problems and cancers.

    Improve Green Island rubbish recycling systems, and change to wheelie bins instead of rubbish bags.

  • Work in partnership with central government and stakeholders to resolve Three Waters disputes, by finding mutually beneficial outcomes.

    Work in partnership with communities and experts to decide and implement sustainable, cost-effective, waste management solutions.

    Strengthen pest control activities with informed research, to create enforceable by-laws and sustainable solutions.

  • Dunedin has a reputation for being the wildlife capital of NZ. Our actions need to be sustainable to protect it for future generations.

    Clean drinking water is something every resident in our city should expect and receive. We need to continue to upgrade our infrastructure.

    Waste is a major issue for all cities. I think we need to look for innovative solutions to create business opportunities from this problem.

  • Protect our infrastructure from being taken out of local control.

    Enhance water quality options for areas of our city that are not on reticulated supply.

    Engage more with Forest and Bird and other groups to support the work they do.

  • Maintain quality drinking water and wastewater systems and improve stormwater management.

    Continue support for "Predator Free Dunedin".

    Refine the waste collection system to further reduce waste.

  • Devise and carry out a city wide rodent eradication plan.

    Implement sites where people can drop off their goods to be reused. Be it building material or electronics.

  • Support the Dunedin City Council waste minimisation plan, over and above the provision of waste management and minimisation facilities and services.

    Support the Halo Project pest programmes, to further protect places of significance like the Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

    Adopt the Kai Tahu ki te Otago natural management plan to holistically manage biodiversity from the mountains to the sea.

  • Charge fairer water rates based on usage.

    Limit the number of visitors to the Otago Peninsula. The jewel in our crown must be protected!

    Ban freedom camping – Dunedin should cater for a smaller number of high-spending tourists.

  • Stop using carcinogenic weed killers. We need an investigation to find out if it's true and if yes then stop using it.

    Reducing waste, reusing and recycling should be our battle cry.

  • Support native planting rejuvenation projects and promote/incentivise targeted weed control campaigns especially to combat gorse on farmland.

    Support increased pest control measures and develop closer working relationships with local groups who already operate in this area.

    Actively campaign against littering by strengthening litter compliance policy. Deter littering through active enforcement at known hotspots.

  • Implement waste minimisation plans that increase resource recovery and avoid waste to landfill – through community-based resource recovery.

    Work with whānau and hapū as to the most appropriate methods of pest control in their rohe.

    Support mana whenua to restore te mauri and the natural character of coastal and estuarine ecosystems, rivers, lakes and aquifers.

  • Fight Three Waters and work to implement strategies to encourage a reduction in water usage by all businesses and residents.

    Implement a food scrap waste programme for businesses.

    Encourage the reduction of all waste across the city.

  • Continue to ensure the peninsular is pest free to protect our native bird species.

    Pursue avenues of waste reduction, recycling and disposal that are more in line with a sustainable future than simply burying it.

    Champion composting facilities and the removal of things like single use coffee cups within Dunedin.

  • Deliver on the goals set out in the 2020 Waste Minimisation and Management Plan, embedding zero waste practices and systems in Dunedin.

    Continue to support progress towards a predator free Dunedin, allowing more of our wonderful native bird populations to flourish.

    Drive a focus of true waste minimisation and management throughout Dunedin City Council and our city, supporting our communities through this mindset change.

  • Work with Department of Conservation, Otago Regional Council, Dunedin City Council, iwi to map out a shared plan for native planting and pest control.

    Create a webpage that has all the waste minimization opportunities on it. eg. Second-hand clothing, furniture, curtain banks, etc. Post Ideas.

    Encourage local groups to take up the funds to assist with waste minimization and with increasing biodiversity.

  • Commit to delivering 2020 Waste Minimisation Strategy, work with community and businesses to deliver better outcomes.

    Increase funding for biodiversity and nature projects to create a "Green Eden" and be a world leader in environmental stewardship.

    Deliver the current environment strategy to focus on strategic outcomes. Restart the partnership group to ensure focus on objectives.

  • Increase regulation, monitoring and enforcement at Tomahawk Lagoon and Kaikorai Stream.

    More publicity and support for predator-free initiatives including householder incentives.

    Launch four plastic recycling projects in sequence. Investigate incineration more closely.

  • Protect our fresh water.

    Current and future generations should be able to swim in clean lakes, rivers and oceans.

    Reduce the quantity of recoverable material entering landfill.

  • Commit to waste reduction initiatives to avoid sending waste to landfills.

    Support predator-free initiatives and protect our taonga species.

    Advocate for more community lead conservation and planting projects.

  • Participation in biodiversity projects in the city with the ability for more funding to be provided for community groups.

    Introduce rubbish collections in rural areas. Begin bottle recycling for refunds initiative.

  • Support community groups in their conservation work throughout the city, eg planting projects and protection of wildlife.

    Support predator-free projects around the city in order to protect our rich natural biodiversity.

    Support council's waste minimisation work – assist groups already working in this area via grants, and engage with and educate residents.

  • Consult the community about Three Waters.

    Ensure that the management of hazardous waste is removed and disposed.

  • Invest in recycling technologies so we can reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill.

    Scrap the plan for a new landfill at Smooth Hill. Use new recycling technologies to extend life of the Green Island landfill.

    Introduce a cat registration policy, similar to dog registration and make registration cheaper for neutered cats so we can reduce numbers.