Hutt City Council

Hutt City At Large
The Hutt 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 12 councillors and the mayor. This election is for the six councillors elected by all voters in the city. The other councillors will be elected to represent wards (areas in the city). 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 Hutt City Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Ensuring new greenfield developments, eg North Wainuiomata, are not car dependent or car centric in design.

    Create safe walking/cycling corridors so, wherever practical, children do not need to be driven to or collected from school.

    Identify natural hazards and areas of geotechnical unsuitability in terms of high intensity urban housing and incorporate that into PC56.

  • Review Eastbourne access/hill suburbs (slips) strategies with government (of day).

  • Support and commit to climate change initiatives that are well thought, viable, sustainable and that needs urgent attention.

    Commit to preparing, planning, and being ready on matters relating to civil defence and earthquake strengthening

  • Commit to proper seasonal and weather preparedness. Timely preventative maintenance of stormwater system street drains must be prioritised.

    Commit to auditing council's civil defence preparedness and provide guidance and resources for community emergency preparedness.

    Climate change is a political vehicle for pushing globalism. Carbon dioxide is essential for growing vegetation, and we need more not less!

  • Implement council's Carbon Reduction and Climate Resilience Plan.

    Halve council's emissions by 2030 and reach net zero no later than 2050.

    Ensure an equitable and just climate transition for our communities.

  • Consider all council activities as to its impact on climate change and advocate for minimisation outcomes.

    Strengthen community led crisis resilience preparedness.

  • Ensure all Strategies and Plans are reviewed in next three years with climate and ecological resilience as the primary objective.

    Reduce Council's CO2 emissions to net zero by 2030, and lead the City to net zero by 2040 (which gives us only 17 years to get it done).

    Support development of in-suburb energy, food, water and resource resilience to build strong neighbourhoods and a cohesive city.

  • Start consultation on a resilience plan for the Hutt. We can't wait 18 months for the District Plan review. Let's start consultation and planning post-election.

    Work with Greater Wellington Regional Council to increase investment in preparedness and civil defence.

    Support all the initiatives to lower our carbon emissions as part of a climate change response. Council should walk the talk.

  • Look at the cost/benefits of council commitments. Are we prioritizing climate change at the expense of communities?

    Earthquake strengthening – is there a better way to manage this, eg Naenae pool being demolished – was this really necessary?

    At risk roads/communities – main access roads being blocked by slips, eg Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata, Western Hill suburbs.

  • Ensure council has plans around rebuilding the city, in the case of a natural emergency. Make sure we are ready to deal with an emergency.

    Make recycling easier and expand on the materials we can recycle. That may mean putting in place incentives to increase recycling.

    Provide incentives for businesses that have no emissions.

  • Invest in strengthening and improving the resilience of local infrastructure to meet challenges of climate change and natural disasters.

    Encourage liaison with WREMO and local communities to handle civil defence emergencies and invest in equipment ie defibrillators.

    Support use of public transport, park and ride and cycleways where practical.

  • Continue increasing investment in Three Waters infrastructure ($582m over next decade) and look to increase focus on water pipe leaks.

    Invest in active transport improvements, including footpath upgrades, as climate change/sustainability action, but also providing for electric vehicles.

    Getting Riverlink (floodway, inner city apartments) across the line; focusing housing intensification on areas with good transport links.

  • Place climate and environment at the centre of the decisions we make for now and the future through strategies, planning, and collaboration.

    Build up robust communities to strengthen resilience and proactively build awareness, engagement, dialogue and action.

    Lead action and education towards a resilient net zero carbon city as soon as possible and empower and enable others in achieving this goal.

  • Commit to the Climate Action Pathway to ensure we meet our emission reduction targets. Continue regeneration of native trees.

    Commit to increasing resilience of properties to extreme rainfall and identify at risk areas.

    Incentivise/commit to ensuring households have emergency kits, skills, and awareness of what to do in a natural disaster.

  • Reduce Hutt City Council's organisational emissions to zero by 2050, and the city's emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

    Switch councils vehicle fleet to 100 percent electric by 2030.

    Establish a new resource recovery park for waste.

  • Real action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We need to put the promised plan of planting more trees now. A plan to decarbonise buses and cars.

    Commit to being carbon neutral by 2030 with an actual detailed plan, not just a "goal" without substance.

    Council to re-explore a second exit from Wainuiomata. In a natural disaster this large suburb will be completely cut off to the city.

  • Promote provision of private water and food security during civil emergency.

    Promote the use of hot water heat pumps to reduce power bills and free up national generating capacity.

    Reject the scam of human-caused climate change and stop the destructive practices resulting from trying to address this fiction.

  • Facilitate a scheme where more native trees are planted on the Eastern Hills, to strengthen the hillsides and prevent fires spreading.

    Allow the implementation of wind turbines on the Eastern Hills (where uninhabited) to help increase the use of cleaner energy sources.

    Change building regulations so all multi-story buildings (three floors +) should have a base isolator to improve earthquake safety.

  • Ensuring new greenfield developments, eg North Wainuiomata, are not car dependent or car centric in design.

    Create safe walking/cycling corridors so, wherever practical, children do not need to be driven to or collected from school.

    Identify natural hazards and areas of geotechnical unsuitability in terms of high intensity urban housing and incorporate that into PC56.

  • Review Eastbourne access/hill suburbs (slips) strategies with government (of day).

  • Support and commit to climate change initiatives that are well thought, viable, sustainable and that needs urgent attention.

    Commit to preparing, planning, and being ready on matters relating to civil defence and earthquake strengthening

  • Commit to proper seasonal and weather preparedness. Timely preventative maintenance of stormwater system street drains must be prioritised.

    Commit to auditing council's civil defence preparedness and provide guidance and resources for community emergency preparedness.

    Climate change is a political vehicle for pushing globalism. Carbon dioxide is essential for growing vegetation, and we need more not less!

  • Implement council's Carbon Reduction and Climate Resilience Plan.

    Halve council's emissions by 2030 and reach net zero no later than 2050.

    Ensure an equitable and just climate transition for our communities.

  • Consider all council activities as to its impact on climate change and advocate for minimisation outcomes.

    Strengthen community led crisis resilience preparedness.

  • Ensure all Strategies and Plans are reviewed in next three years with climate and ecological resilience as the primary objective.

    Reduce Council's CO2 emissions to net zero by 2030, and lead the City to net zero by 2040 (which gives us only 17 years to get it done).

    Support development of in-suburb energy, food, water and resource resilience to build strong neighbourhoods and a cohesive city.

  • Start consultation on a resilience plan for the Hutt. We can't wait 18 months for the District Plan review. Let's start consultation and planning post-election.

    Work with Greater Wellington Regional Council to increase investment in preparedness and civil defence.

    Support all the initiatives to lower our carbon emissions as part of a climate change response. Council should walk the talk.

  • Look at the cost/benefits of council commitments. Are we prioritizing climate change at the expense of communities?

    Earthquake strengthening – is there a better way to manage this, eg Naenae pool being demolished – was this really necessary?

    At risk roads/communities – main access roads being blocked by slips, eg Stokes Valley, Wainuiomata, Western Hill suburbs.

  • Ensure council has plans around rebuilding the city, in the case of a natural emergency. Make sure we are ready to deal with an emergency.

    Make recycling easier and expand on the materials we can recycle. That may mean putting in place incentives to increase recycling.

    Provide incentives for businesses that have no emissions.

  • Invest in strengthening and improving the resilience of local infrastructure to meet challenges of climate change and natural disasters.

    Encourage liaison with WREMO and local communities to handle civil defence emergencies and invest in equipment ie defibrillators.

    Support use of public transport, park and ride and cycleways where practical.

  • Continue increasing investment in Three Waters infrastructure ($582m over next decade) and look to increase focus on water pipe leaks.

    Invest in active transport improvements, including footpath upgrades, as climate change/sustainability action, but also providing for electric vehicles.

    Getting Riverlink (floodway, inner city apartments) across the line; focusing housing intensification on areas with good transport links.

  • Place climate and environment at the centre of the decisions we make for now and the future through strategies, planning, and collaboration.

    Build up robust communities to strengthen resilience and proactively build awareness, engagement, dialogue and action.

    Lead action and education towards a resilient net zero carbon city as soon as possible and empower and enable others in achieving this goal.

  • Commit to the Climate Action Pathway to ensure we meet our emission reduction targets. Continue regeneration of native trees.

    Commit to increasing resilience of properties to extreme rainfall and identify at risk areas.

    Incentivise/commit to ensuring households have emergency kits, skills, and awareness of what to do in a natural disaster.

  • Reduce Hutt City Council's organisational emissions to zero by 2050, and the city's emissions by 50 percent by 2030.

    Switch councils vehicle fleet to 100 percent electric by 2030.

    Establish a new resource recovery park for waste.

  • Real action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We need to put the promised plan of planting more trees now. A plan to decarbonise buses and cars.

    Commit to being carbon neutral by 2030 with an actual detailed plan, not just a "goal" without substance.

    Council to re-explore a second exit from Wainuiomata. In a natural disaster this large suburb will be completely cut off to the city.

  • Promote provision of private water and food security during civil emergency.

    Promote the use of hot water heat pumps to reduce power bills and free up national generating capacity.

    Reject the scam of human-caused climate change and stop the destructive practices resulting from trying to address this fiction.

  • Facilitate a scheme where more native trees are planted on the Eastern Hills, to strengthen the hillsides and prevent fires spreading.

    Allow the implementation of wind turbines on the Eastern Hills (where uninhabited) to help increase the use of cleaner energy sources.

    Change building regulations so all multi-story buildings (three floors +) should have a base isolator to improve earthquake safety.