Hamilton City Council

East General Ward
The Hamilton 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. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the city). Six councillors will be elected from the East ward. 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 Hamilton City Council election.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Support local businesses to respond to climate change and save costs through education on energy efficiency and waste minimisation.

    Allow increased central city density in a walkable area to increase central city business activity.

    Support increased collaboration between businesses and education providers to develop further youth internship and training programmes.

  • We need more jobs available, especially for the young. We need to talk more with business owners to look at problems and look at solutions.

    Local industry has to be encouraged for great productivity for trade and exports. Tourism promotes our history and sights around the globe.

    Important infrastructure engineered foundations for roading, kerbs and drains with pipes and sewage reticulation has to be up to standard.

  • Partner and fund a scholarship programme for youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Work with the creative industry sector to diversify our tourism industry.

    Support infrastructure around venues to support our local music and film industries.

    Commit to a new framework that supports the new regional theatre's sustainability.

  • Develop spaces for Rangatahi to experience governance within council, eg advisory boards, work experience and leadership programmes.

    Commit to the continual work of the multi-partnership initiatives to ensure safe and culturally appropriate employment for Rangatahi.

    Ensure that local industries and small businesses are supported within the economic development plans and city growth.

  • Review compliance requirements and costs for local businesses, streamline processes to reduce bureaucracy.

    Promote Hamilton Kirikiriroa to Auckland so that Te Huia is bringing shoppers into, not out of, our city to frequent our local businesses.

    Attract major events to Hamilton Kirikiriroa to keep the city vibrant and boost local economy.

  • Work with inner city landlords to develop pop-up and meanwhile spaces in vacant shopfronts.

    Encourage events that utilise locations like Garden Place and Victoria on the river.

    Ensure that our private and public transport systems are fit for purpose to enable convenient travel within the city.

  • Encourage mixed use buildings in the central city to increase residents in the inner city.

    Support the identification and growth of commercial intensification districts.

    Support a night time economy including hospitality and events in the central city.

  • Enable greater partnership with central government so that Hamilton is recognised as a destination of travel regionally and internationally.

    Create a pathway to encourage investment in new start-up entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Create a targeted Youth Employment Action plan for Hamilton City.

  • Promote procurement policies that support local businesses and services.

    Require all council contractors to pay the Living Wage.

    Strengthen partnerships with iwi, government, the community and philanthropic sectors.

  • Welcome new business by eliminating as much red tape as possible and easing restriction on signage in the CBD.

    Encourage workers back into the CBD by reducing the work from home option.

    Reduce youth unemployment by working with schools and government agencies to get youth back into school and work training projects.

  • Work with local businesses city-wide to encourage economic growth.

    Ensure key infrastructure projects are delivered on time and under budget.

    Work with CBD developers to encourage intensification in the central city of quality and affordable housing.

  • Work with local businesses for a night markets to bring money into the city, which brings the community together.

    Give our rangatahi things to do so they can learn skills, work experience, apprenticeships for their future.

    Repair roads footpaths, pot holes so it's safe for people to drive on.

  • Ensure that council activities do not compete with Private Sector outcomes.

    Remove rating differentials.

    Actively promote industry and retail opportunities that provide working options for youth.

  • Support local businesses to respond to climate change and save costs through education on energy efficiency and waste minimisation.

    Allow increased central city density in a walkable area to increase central city business activity.

    Support increased collaboration between businesses and education providers to develop further youth internship and training programmes.

  • We need more jobs available, especially for the young. We need to talk more with business owners to look at problems and look at solutions.

    Local industry has to be encouraged for great productivity for trade and exports. Tourism promotes our history and sights around the globe.

    Important infrastructure engineered foundations for roading, kerbs and drains with pipes and sewage reticulation has to be up to standard.

  • Partner and fund a scholarship programme for youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Work with the creative industry sector to diversify our tourism industry.

    Support infrastructure around venues to support our local music and film industries.

    Commit to a new framework that supports the new regional theatre's sustainability.

  • Develop spaces for Rangatahi to experience governance within council, eg advisory boards, work experience and leadership programmes.

    Commit to the continual work of the multi-partnership initiatives to ensure safe and culturally appropriate employment for Rangatahi.

    Ensure that local industries and small businesses are supported within the economic development plans and city growth.

  • Review compliance requirements and costs for local businesses, streamline processes to reduce bureaucracy.

    Promote Hamilton Kirikiriroa to Auckland so that Te Huia is bringing shoppers into, not out of, our city to frequent our local businesses.

    Attract major events to Hamilton Kirikiriroa to keep the city vibrant and boost local economy.

  • Work with inner city landlords to develop pop-up and meanwhile spaces in vacant shopfronts.

    Encourage events that utilise locations like Garden Place and Victoria on the river.

    Ensure that our private and public transport systems are fit for purpose to enable convenient travel within the city.

  • Encourage mixed use buildings in the central city to increase residents in the inner city.

    Support the identification and growth of commercial intensification districts.

    Support a night time economy including hospitality and events in the central city.

  • Enable greater partnership with central government so that Hamilton is recognised as a destination of travel regionally and internationally.

    Create a pathway to encourage investment in new start-up entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Create a targeted Youth Employment Action plan for Hamilton City.

  • Promote procurement policies that support local businesses and services.

    Require all council contractors to pay the Living Wage.

    Strengthen partnerships with iwi, government, the community and philanthropic sectors.

  • Welcome new business by eliminating as much red tape as possible and easing restriction on signage in the CBD.

    Encourage workers back into the CBD by reducing the work from home option.

    Reduce youth unemployment by working with schools and government agencies to get youth back into school and work training projects.

  • Work with local businesses city-wide to encourage economic growth.

    Ensure key infrastructure projects are delivered on time and under budget.

    Work with CBD developers to encourage intensification in the central city of quality and affordable housing.

  • Work with local businesses for a night markets to bring money into the city, which brings the community together.

    Give our rangatahi things to do so they can learn skills, work experience, apprenticeships for their future.

    Repair roads footpaths, pot holes so it's safe for people to drive on.

  • Ensure that council activities do not compete with Private Sector outcomes.

    Remove rating differentials.

    Actively promote industry and retail opportunities that provide working options for youth.