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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Continue the upgrade of the whole network to cope with increased demand from growth in population and vehicles.

    Implement the agreed parking management plan and heavy-traffic bypass.

    Improve (DCC controlled) public transport and faster electrification of the bus fleet, and the introduction of a free inner-city bus loop.

  • A city with integrated, affordable, responsive, effective and safe transport network for all modes. Affordable and convenient public transport.

    Support the Dunedin trails trust cycle project work, especially the North coastal communities cycle connection for safe active transport.

    Create high levels of accessibility to key destinations such as healthcare, education, recreation and employment. Inclusive and welcoming.

  • Introduce a regular bus service to the Dunedin Airport.

    Retain the one-way system. The one-way system connects people both socially and commercially.

  • Advocate to government to fund a daily passenger rail service from Mosgiel to Dunedin return. Targeting people who work in the CBD.

    Encourage car sharing and make buses free to students and the unemployed. Buses also need to be more frequent and service more areas.

    Create a transport hub in St Andrew St. with electric charging stations, safe places to store electric bikes, park cars, and free bus to town.

  • Establish a city-wide transport forum quarterly for better communication between stakeholders and residents.

    Investigate alternative parking solutions which enable people and businesses to prosper while keeping the city vibrant.

    Encourage changes to low emission transport by offering multi forms, convenient, safe transport options for the community.

  • Set up a water taxi network of jet boats to transport people around the coastal areas of the Otago Peninsula.

    Build four wheel drive roads over the surrounding mountains and purchase quad bikes and two wheel bikes that people can rent for a low price.

    Intentionally prevent city central work from being done which digs up the roads, and increase car parking spaces.

  • Take over responsibility for the Dunedin Bus Network.

    Pressure the government to make public transport free for all users through its Climate Emergency Response Fund.

    Build a new landfill a safe distance away from Dunedin Airport.

  • Bring buses back under Dunedin City Council control.

    Develop parking app allowing for residents to rent out their parking spaces/driveways when not in use.

    Create a multi-level parking building to increase supply of parking in Dunedin.

  • Creating more regular loop services in town.

    Park and bus initiative to minimise the congestion in city.

    Maintain our one way arterial system.

  • Maintain the one-way system and provide parking so that those who want or need to use a car are able to do so.

    Improve public buses. Work with Otago Regional Council to provide a more reliable service. Convert to smaller electric buses which will create less congestion

    Re-introduce a commuter rail service from both Mosgiel to Dunedin and from Port Chalmers to the Dunedin.

  • Advocate that Dunedin City Council be responsible for providing the bus service within the Dunedin city limits.

    Support initiatives to encourage those that can, to use alternative methods of transport other than cars.

    Commit to initiatives that increase road safety for all users, including pedestrians and reduce accidents.

  • Establish well designed infrastructure for more transport options (car, bike, scooter, public transport, legs) to commute across the city.

    Advocate for buses to be controlled by council, bus transport should be affordable, consistent, connecting both community hubs and CBD.

    Continue to make roads around our homes and community spaces safer for all transport and pedestrians.

  • Encourage the use of public transport by developing a reliable, efficient and convenient system.

    Ensure the one-way system is retained as they are the arteries of the city.

  • Parking in Dunedin is becoming a massive problem and the council has no plans to fix it or alleviate. We need to talk about a plan.

    According to the DCC there are 96 playgrounds for our children to enjoy. I feel more needs to be done to bring them up to a higher standard.

    Buses need to become a community good. we need to have free buses for community card holders. Electric bus with GPS so we can display ETA.

  • Continue to lobby the regional council on the provision of a free, comprehensive, accessible and low-emission public transport service.

    Continue to develop safe and direct walking and cycling routes, expanding networks of paths connecting streets in urban areas.

    Continue to increase the quality and safety of existing roads through increased road maintenance and safety promotion.

  • We must retain the one-way system. It works very well and there is no need for changes.

    The use of the old railway tunnels for cycling is a great idea and should be implemented, it also keeps cyclist and other vehicles separated.

    A public transport system to the airport is need, a city must have a system like this in place.

  • Provide reliable, timely, affordable and sensible public transport, before further restricting vehicle passage.

    Maintain the one-way system. It's an unnecessary expense to ratepayers to change it. Instead, invest in a quality public transport system.

    Provide considerably more disability, cycle, and scooter parking throughout the CBD, along with a bike share service.

  • Retain the one-way highway system through Dunedin.

    Optimise inner city travel with an electric loop bus service.

    Improve CBD parking for shoppers, commuters and hospital.

  • Remove the current under-used cycle lanes on the one-way and bring back the smaller ones, so the lost car parking in the city can be reinstated.

    Introduce a carpooling concept like Auckland T2 and T3 lanes, for those that car-share.

    Introduce a public referendum on how to improve our current public transport in Dunedin.

  • Implement a whole new parking strategy in the CBD and other parts of the city.

    Introduce better roading systems to improve accessibility and safety.

    Retain the one way system.

  • Ensure a public transport system that is connected and accessible, frequent, flexible, affordable and reduces the dependence on cars.

    Turn George St into a pedestrian zone that is fully covered. Ensure that heavy traffic is diverted to the harbour side of the railway.

    Work with central government to utilise rail to take heavy traffic of the city streets and local highways.

  • Work with Otago Regional Council to provide accessible, affordable, public transport, key to social connection and wellbeing.

    Support measures which encourage different modes of travel, safer pedestrian spaces and cycling options.

    Work with central government and other agencies to enhance roading networks designed for safety and smooth traffic flow and pedestrian spaces.

  • Support changes to make the public transport system in Dunedin efficient, accessible and affordable, no matter who runs it.

    Support transport initiatives: central city bus loop, connected cycle network and hubs, more mobility parks, way-finding parking technology.

    Support ongoing work to secure funding for the completion of the Peninsula Connection in the next triennium.

  • Have smaller buses or minivans, even including a limited home pick up for disabled, eg wheelchairs.

    Ensure E-scooter riders wear safety helmets.

  • Bus services should be adapted to suit variable patronage. Investigate on-demand public transport for off-peak periods. Free fares for all.

    Install safe bicycle, motorbike and scooter storage parking across the city. Make walkways accessible especially those with disabilities.

    Holistic view of traffic flow through the city with active traffic management utilising AI technologies. Understand choke points and resolve.

  • Work with Waka Kotahi to gain support and co-funding to build the Dunedin Tunnels Trail from Dunedin to Mosgiel.

    Work with the Otago Regional Council to create a direct bus from Mosgiel to Dunedin.

    Work with consumers and staff to ensure people have good parking and access to the new hospital.

  • Address the car parking issue in the CBD. Perception is reality. People believe there are no carparks so avoid coming into town – fix it!

    Fight to maintain the one-way system through Dunedin. It is already congested and traffic needs to get across town.

    Support investigation of where ownership of public transport should sit. Would it be best overall for Dunedin, for Dunedin City Council to own the buses?

  • Continue the upgrade of the whole network to cope with increased demand from growth in population and vehicles.

    Implement the agreed parking management plan and heavy-traffic bypass.

    Improve (DCC controlled) public transport and faster electrification of the bus fleet, and the introduction of a free inner-city bus loop.

  • A city with integrated, affordable, responsive, effective and safe transport network for all modes. Affordable and convenient public transport.

    Support the Dunedin trails trust cycle project work, especially the North coastal communities cycle connection for safe active transport.

    Create high levels of accessibility to key destinations such as healthcare, education, recreation and employment. Inclusive and welcoming.

  • Introduce a regular bus service to the Dunedin Airport.

    Retain the one-way system. The one-way system connects people both socially and commercially.

  • Advocate to government to fund a daily passenger rail service from Mosgiel to Dunedin return. Targeting people who work in the CBD.

    Encourage car sharing and make buses free to students and the unemployed. Buses also need to be more frequent and service more areas.

    Create a transport hub in St Andrew St. with electric charging stations, safe places to store electric bikes, park cars, and free bus to town.

  • Establish a city-wide transport forum quarterly for better communication between stakeholders and residents.

    Investigate alternative parking solutions which enable people and businesses to prosper while keeping the city vibrant.

    Encourage changes to low emission transport by offering multi forms, convenient, safe transport options for the community.

  • Set up a water taxi network of jet boats to transport people around the coastal areas of the Otago Peninsula.

    Build four wheel drive roads over the surrounding mountains and purchase quad bikes and two wheel bikes that people can rent for a low price.

    Intentionally prevent city central work from being done which digs up the roads, and increase car parking spaces.

  • Take over responsibility for the Dunedin Bus Network.

    Pressure the government to make public transport free for all users through its Climate Emergency Response Fund.

    Build a new landfill a safe distance away from Dunedin Airport.

  • Bring buses back under Dunedin City Council control.

    Develop parking app allowing for residents to rent out their parking spaces/driveways when not in use.

    Create a multi-level parking building to increase supply of parking in Dunedin.

  • Creating more regular loop services in town.

    Park and bus initiative to minimise the congestion in city.

    Maintain our one way arterial system.

  • Maintain the one-way system and provide parking so that those who want or need to use a car are able to do so.

    Improve public buses. Work with Otago Regional Council to provide a more reliable service. Convert to smaller electric buses which will create less congestion

    Re-introduce a commuter rail service from both Mosgiel to Dunedin and from Port Chalmers to the Dunedin.

  • Advocate that Dunedin City Council be responsible for providing the bus service within the Dunedin city limits.

    Support initiatives to encourage those that can, to use alternative methods of transport other than cars.

    Commit to initiatives that increase road safety for all users, including pedestrians and reduce accidents.

  • Establish well designed infrastructure for more transport options (car, bike, scooter, public transport, legs) to commute across the city.

    Advocate for buses to be controlled by council, bus transport should be affordable, consistent, connecting both community hubs and CBD.

    Continue to make roads around our homes and community spaces safer for all transport and pedestrians.

  • Encourage the use of public transport by developing a reliable, efficient and convenient system.

    Ensure the one-way system is retained as they are the arteries of the city.

  • Parking in Dunedin is becoming a massive problem and the council has no plans to fix it or alleviate. We need to talk about a plan.

    According to the DCC there are 96 playgrounds for our children to enjoy. I feel more needs to be done to bring them up to a higher standard.

    Buses need to become a community good. we need to have free buses for community card holders. Electric bus with GPS so we can display ETA.

  • Continue to lobby the regional council on the provision of a free, comprehensive, accessible and low-emission public transport service.

    Continue to develop safe and direct walking and cycling routes, expanding networks of paths connecting streets in urban areas.

    Continue to increase the quality and safety of existing roads through increased road maintenance and safety promotion.

  • We must retain the one-way system. It works very well and there is no need for changes.

    The use of the old railway tunnels for cycling is a great idea and should be implemented, it also keeps cyclist and other vehicles separated.

    A public transport system to the airport is need, a city must have a system like this in place.

  • Provide reliable, timely, affordable and sensible public transport, before further restricting vehicle passage.

    Maintain the one-way system. It's an unnecessary expense to ratepayers to change it. Instead, invest in a quality public transport system.

    Provide considerably more disability, cycle, and scooter parking throughout the CBD, along with a bike share service.

  • Retain the one-way highway system through Dunedin.

    Optimise inner city travel with an electric loop bus service.

    Improve CBD parking for shoppers, commuters and hospital.

  • Remove the current under-used cycle lanes on the one-way and bring back the smaller ones, so the lost car parking in the city can be reinstated.

    Introduce a carpooling concept like Auckland T2 and T3 lanes, for those that car-share.

    Introduce a public referendum on how to improve our current public transport in Dunedin.

  • Implement a whole new parking strategy in the CBD and other parts of the city.

    Introduce better roading systems to improve accessibility and safety.

    Retain the one way system.

  • Ensure a public transport system that is connected and accessible, frequent, flexible, affordable and reduces the dependence on cars.

    Turn George St into a pedestrian zone that is fully covered. Ensure that heavy traffic is diverted to the harbour side of the railway.

    Work with central government to utilise rail to take heavy traffic of the city streets and local highways.

  • Work with Otago Regional Council to provide accessible, affordable, public transport, key to social connection and wellbeing.

    Support measures which encourage different modes of travel, safer pedestrian spaces and cycling options.

    Work with central government and other agencies to enhance roading networks designed for safety and smooth traffic flow and pedestrian spaces.

  • Support changes to make the public transport system in Dunedin efficient, accessible and affordable, no matter who runs it.

    Support transport initiatives: central city bus loop, connected cycle network and hubs, more mobility parks, way-finding parking technology.

    Support ongoing work to secure funding for the completion of the Peninsula Connection in the next triennium.

  • Have smaller buses or minivans, even including a limited home pick up for disabled, eg wheelchairs.

    Ensure E-scooter riders wear safety helmets.

  • Bus services should be adapted to suit variable patronage. Investigate on-demand public transport for off-peak periods. Free fares for all.

    Install safe bicycle, motorbike and scooter storage parking across the city. Make walkways accessible especially those with disabilities.

    Holistic view of traffic flow through the city with active traffic management utilising AI technologies. Understand choke points and resolve.

  • Work with Waka Kotahi to gain support and co-funding to build the Dunedin Tunnels Trail from Dunedin to Mosgiel.

    Work with the Otago Regional Council to create a direct bus from Mosgiel to Dunedin.

    Work with consumers and staff to ensure people have good parking and access to the new hospital.

  • Address the car parking issue in the CBD. Perception is reality. People believe there are no carparks so avoid coming into town – fix it!

    Fight to maintain the one-way system through Dunedin. It is already congested and traffic needs to get across town.

    Support investigation of where ownership of public transport should sit. Would it be best overall for Dunedin, for Dunedin City Council to own the buses?