Hurunui District Council

South Ward
The Hurunui District 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 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the South 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 Hurunui District Council election.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Ensure developers' contributions for large scale subdivisions are in line with actual costs of delivering the required quality infrastructure.

    Limit the ability to subdivide and land bank areas without a notified plan and time frame.

  • Develop the spatial plan around Amberley, to encompass appropriate future growth, town concept, function, character and destination appeal.

    Ensure that building and consent regulation timeframes and costs are kept to an absolute minimum.

    Ensure our District Plan caters for a spectrum of housing, including affordable housing, through residential section size and location.

  • Review urban planning policies (eg townhouse developments presently excluded).

    Review Amberley urban design and SH1 streetscape to address resident issues and improve amenity appeal, lifestyle and convenience.

  • Promote the use of natural products to be used in building.

    Challenge businesses, builders and landlords to create as much mobility accessibility as possible. Access-friendly district.

    Preserve quality land suitable for food production from housing developments.

  • Prioritise spatial planning to ensure growth is appropriate, sustainable and supported by adequate infrastructure.

    Support the review of the Development Contributions Policy to ensure development is affordable and beneficial to our community.

    Continue to support provision, maintenance and availability of social housing within the district.

  • Resist subdivisions that do not follow district plan and add value to the whole community.

    Resist council becoming involved/growing involvement in community housing. It is central government's/trusts/charities role not local bodies.

    Leave land for production unless essential for growth. Review developers' contributions.

  • Ensure developers' contributions for large scale subdivisions are in line with actual costs of delivering the required quality infrastructure.

    Limit the ability to subdivide and land bank areas without a notified plan and time frame.

  • Develop the spatial plan around Amberley, to encompass appropriate future growth, town concept, function, character and destination appeal.

    Ensure that building and consent regulation timeframes and costs are kept to an absolute minimum.

    Ensure our District Plan caters for a spectrum of housing, including affordable housing, through residential section size and location.

  • Review urban planning policies (eg townhouse developments presently excluded).

    Review Amberley urban design and SH1 streetscape to address resident issues and improve amenity appeal, lifestyle and convenience.

  • Promote the use of natural products to be used in building.

    Challenge businesses, builders and landlords to create as much mobility accessibility as possible. Access-friendly district.

    Preserve quality land suitable for food production from housing developments.

  • Prioritise spatial planning to ensure growth is appropriate, sustainable and supported by adequate infrastructure.

    Support the review of the Development Contributions Policy to ensure development is affordable and beneficial to our community.

    Continue to support provision, maintenance and availability of social housing within the district.

  • Resist subdivisions that do not follow district plan and add value to the whole community.

    Resist council becoming involved/growing involvement in community housing. It is central government's/trusts/charities role not local bodies.

    Leave land for production unless essential for growth. Review developers' contributions.