Greater Wellington Regional Council

Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai/Lower Hutt Constituency

The Greater Wellington Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 13 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Three councillors will be elected from the Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai/Lower Hutt constituency. 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 Greater Wellington Regional Council election.

Alex Voutratzis

Labour

Alex Voutratzis

Labour

Why I'm standing

My reasons for standing are to advocate for social justice, local issues, and to address climate change. I want to see a connected region that is accessible and equitable for all. A region where we address climate change over the long-term and work together in stopping the unsustainable practices damaging our environment. I also want to see Wellington reach its potential, and be a place where people, families, communities, and businesses succeed.

My priorities
  1. Improving our public transport by ensuring buses and trains are affordable, inclusive, and reliable.
  2. Protecting, restoring, and enhancing our regional parks, waterways, and biodiversity.
  3. Encouraging local action to tackle carbon emissions and promoting a circular economy.
About me

I love living in the Hutt Valley and our city of villages. I have over 10 years of working in environmental, housing, transport, and urban development policy in the public and private sectors. I want to use the expertise and skills learned from these roles to help our communities. On the Petone Community Board, I've championed funding for our libraries, parks, road safety, and Petone Wharf. For me, community and localism are front and centre.

Current role

Petone Community Board Member

Before politics

Principal Policy Advisor

Residence

Petone

Age

40

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Why I'm standing

My reasons for standing are to advocate for social justice, local issues, and to address climate change. I want to see a connected region that is accessible and equitable for all. A region where we address climate change over the long-term and work together in stopping the unsustainable practices damaging our environment. I also want to see Wellington reach its potential, and be a place where people, families, communities, and businesses succeed.

My priorities
  1. Improving our public transport by ensuring buses and trains are affordable, inclusive, and reliable.
  2. Protecting, restoring, and enhancing our regional parks, waterways, and biodiversity.
  3. Encouraging local action to tackle carbon emissions and promoting a circular economy.
About me

I love living in the Hutt Valley and our city of villages. I have over 10 years of working in environmental, housing, transport, and urban development policy in the public and private sectors. I want to use the expertise and skills learned from these roles to help our communities. On the Petone Community Board, I've championed funding for our libraries, parks, road safety, and Petone Wharf. For me, community and localism are front and centre.

Current role

Petone Community Board Member

Before politics

Principal Policy Advisor

Residence

Petone

Age

40

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