Mayor of Invercargill

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Invercargill City Council mayoral 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.

  • Ensure rapid cost effective completion of the CBD rejuvenation and see what relief can be given to landlords upgrading existing empty spaces.

    Work with Great South to encourage new industry to establish or expand, creating new jobs and preparing for the possible Tiwai closure.

    Continue involvement with Mayors Taskforce for Jobs encouraging employment, driver licensing and youth/rangatahi development opportunities.

  • Commit council to continue to enable collaboration and support aiming to uniting all local business, employment, and local industry sectors.

    Commit council to continue collaborating with Southland councils to provide effective communication and co-ordination of council policies.

    Commit council to collaboratively work with central government and Southland councils to effectively manage major infrastructure projects.

  • Work alongside our high schools, territory training to ensure young people have opportunities to develop their careers here in our city.

    Work with local businesses to create a newcomers workplace culture to attract and retain skilled workers in our city.

    Work towards innovative education, science, and technology complex to keep our talent and knowledge in these areas growing and expanding.

  • Encourage population increase through city development and our more affordable housing. We have a low 2.9% unemployment and many unfilled jobs.

    Increase tourism. Enhance Bluff Oyster Festival capacity to match Burt Munro four day event.

    Build and open a new museum in three years, current planning is too slow and resulted in a closed museum for ten years.

  • Assure local businesses that if I had been the mayor in 2020 I would have advocated against the unnecessary and unfair lock down.

    Set the tone of the city and Bluff so that citizens feel free to run their lives.

    Maintain infrastructures. This is the legitimate use of rates.

  • Generate growth within our community by ensuring there are opportunities for local businesses to provide goods and services to the council.

    Advocate for business and potential funding opportunities at a central government level.

    Attract investment to the city that provides good jobs and better employment opportunities for our people.

  • Promote social enterprise, the development of technology and micro-manufacturing businesses.

    Build networks for accessing local resources; so products and services offered within own region will be accessible to people in the South.

    Creates pathways for thousands of new small buildings to be created in Southland, to be owned by Southlanders.

  • Make Invercargill the best small city in NZ to move to and raise families. Attract much needed professionals and fostering new businesses.

    Sell Invercargill to the rest of NZ and the world, and build NZ's largest children's playground tied into the new museum.

    Work with industry to maximise clean energy opportunities. These will create significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

  • Ensure rapid cost effective completion of the CBD rejuvenation and see what relief can be given to landlords upgrading existing empty spaces.

    Work with Great South to encourage new industry to establish or expand, creating new jobs and preparing for the possible Tiwai closure.

    Continue involvement with Mayors Taskforce for Jobs encouraging employment, driver licensing and youth/rangatahi development opportunities.

  • Commit council to continue to enable collaboration and support aiming to uniting all local business, employment, and local industry sectors.

    Commit council to continue collaborating with Southland councils to provide effective communication and co-ordination of council policies.

    Commit council to collaboratively work with central government and Southland councils to effectively manage major infrastructure projects.

  • Work alongside our high schools, territory training to ensure young people have opportunities to develop their careers here in our city.

    Work with local businesses to create a newcomers workplace culture to attract and retain skilled workers in our city.

    Work towards innovative education, science, and technology complex to keep our talent and knowledge in these areas growing and expanding.

  • Encourage population increase through city development and our more affordable housing. We have a low 2.9% unemployment and many unfilled jobs.

    Increase tourism. Enhance Bluff Oyster Festival capacity to match Burt Munro four day event.

    Build and open a new museum in three years, current planning is too slow and resulted in a closed museum for ten years.

  • Assure local businesses that if I had been the mayor in 2020 I would have advocated against the unnecessary and unfair lock down.

    Set the tone of the city and Bluff so that citizens feel free to run their lives.

    Maintain infrastructures. This is the legitimate use of rates.

  • Generate growth within our community by ensuring there are opportunities for local businesses to provide goods and services to the council.

    Advocate for business and potential funding opportunities at a central government level.

    Attract investment to the city that provides good jobs and better employment opportunities for our people.

  • Promote social enterprise, the development of technology and micro-manufacturing businesses.

    Build networks for accessing local resources; so products and services offered within own region will be accessible to people in the South.

    Creates pathways for thousands of new small buildings to be created in Southland, to be owned by Southlanders.

  • Make Invercargill the best small city in NZ to move to and raise families. Attract much needed professionals and fostering new businesses.

    Sell Invercargill to the rest of NZ and the world, and build NZ's largest children's playground tied into the new museum.

    Work with industry to maximise clean energy opportunities. These will create significant economic, social and environmental benefits.