Hutt City Council

Western Ward

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. One councillor will be elected from the Western ward. The other councillors will be elected from other wards or by all voters 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.

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Chris Parkin

Chris Parkin

Why I'm standing

Climate change, communication and community. These 'three C's' are areas that I will support council to continue to address and be more ambitious in the way we support our community to contribute to local government and reduce our impact on the environment.

My priorities
  1. Climate change; just like our financial budget, is the lens through which we need to view our plans.
  2. Improve communication. As a local councillor, I will be accessible and hear our community's needs.
  3. Build our community. We have fantastic local organisations that contribute our resilient community.
About me

I gained an Honours Degree in Chemistry through Victoria University and trained as a teacher. As an at-home dad I became involved with Playcentre, including serving as co-president of Hutt Playcentre Association; where I learnt to value good communication and use consensus decision-making. Ensuring that we listen to all the voices of our community can help us to make good decisions to have a Hutt Valley that we can be proud of.

Before politics

Teacher

Residence

Belmont

Age

43

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Why I'm standing

Climate change, communication and community. These 'three C's' are areas that I will support council to continue to address and be more ambitious in the way we support our community to contribute to local government and reduce our impact on the environment.

My priorities
  1. Climate change; just like our financial budget, is the lens through which we need to view our plans.
  2. Improve communication. As a local councillor, I will be accessible and hear our community's needs.
  3. Build our community. We have fantastic local organisations that contribute our resilient community.
About me

I gained an Honours Degree in Chemistry through Victoria University and trained as a teacher. As an at-home dad I became involved with Playcentre, including serving as co-president of Hutt Playcentre Association; where I learnt to value good communication and use consensus decision-making. Ensuring that we listen to all the voices of our community can help us to make good decisions to have a Hutt Valley that we can be proud of.

Before politics

Teacher

Residence

Belmont

Age

43

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