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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Overhaul public transport, explore creating an EV Fleet, small "micro buses" with improved service, needs to be user friendly for people.

    Continue to maintain airport to a high standard, provide public transport to CBD and provide user friendly bike – scooter storage facility.

    Monitor, keep clean and safe, and improve infrastructure like roads, bridges, car parks, footpaths and gardens, provide more waste bins and toilets.

  • Introduce sustainable bus timetables routes, more economical and accessible for our working workforce and to cut down on vehicle emissions.

    Work with central government to target additional funding streams for improving our transport infrastructure, roads and footpaths.

  • We will design what Invercargill looks like in 50 years time, relationally, functionality, environmentally and aesthetically.

    Consult with communities to plan each suburb; where we have a medium – long term vision for how movement throughout the entire city works.

    We will travel towards building what is best for communities as a whole – any identifiable part of a community, and the individuals.

  • Driving places is vital.

    Maintain our roads, bridges, car parks and footpaths. Focus on safety.

    Cycling, walking and less air travel can be modelled by the mayor and councillors if they wish. Aim for zero preaching by 2024, countrywide.

  • Promote increased use of public transport with a focus on affordability and convenience of travel – rebuilding patronage post covid.

    Promote a permanent bus service from Bluff to Invercargill and from the airport to the CBD. Investigate potential of bus service to Ōtātara.

    Ensure Invercargill Airport is the most welcoming airport in New Zealand to give visitors an unparalleled arrival experience.

  • Further enhance the family and pedestrian focus of the inner city.

    Develop the closed Stead Street wharf to encompass a cafe linked to the cycle way to Bluff and the adjoining camper van park.

    Create a further traffic bypass system around the eastern side of the CBD, to lessen inner city traffic.

  • Work with the central government to leverage opportunities to fund critical transport infrastructure.

    Work collaboratively with the airport to ensure we maintain our jet service and look for future connectivity opportunities.

    Maintain our walking and cycling tracks and ensure these are promoted.

  • Review rates support for public transport options to increase services at peak and include Bluff and Otatara.

    Develop good inner city cycling networks and ensure plenty of bike parking spaces with storage for helmets and packs.

    Look to support development of airside services at our airport to ensure jet services continue.

  • Overhaul public transport, explore creating an EV Fleet, small "micro buses" with improved service, needs to be user friendly for people.

    Continue to maintain airport to a high standard, provide public transport to CBD and provide user friendly bike – scooter storage facility.

    Monitor, keep clean and safe, and improve infrastructure like roads, bridges, car parks, footpaths and gardens, provide more waste bins and toilets.

  • Introduce sustainable bus timetables routes, more economical and accessible for our working workforce and to cut down on vehicle emissions.

    Work with central government to target additional funding streams for improving our transport infrastructure, roads and footpaths.

  • We will design what Invercargill looks like in 50 years time, relationally, functionality, environmentally and aesthetically.

    Consult with communities to plan each suburb; where we have a medium – long term vision for how movement throughout the entire city works.

    We will travel towards building what is best for communities as a whole – any identifiable part of a community, and the individuals.

  • Driving places is vital.

    Maintain our roads, bridges, car parks and footpaths. Focus on safety.

    Cycling, walking and less air travel can be modelled by the mayor and councillors if they wish. Aim for zero preaching by 2024, countrywide.

  • Promote increased use of public transport with a focus on affordability and convenience of travel – rebuilding patronage post covid.

    Promote a permanent bus service from Bluff to Invercargill and from the airport to the CBD. Investigate potential of bus service to Ōtātara.

    Ensure Invercargill Airport is the most welcoming airport in New Zealand to give visitors an unparalleled arrival experience.

  • Further enhance the family and pedestrian focus of the inner city.

    Develop the closed Stead Street wharf to encompass a cafe linked to the cycle way to Bluff and the adjoining camper van park.

    Create a further traffic bypass system around the eastern side of the CBD, to lessen inner city traffic.

  • Work with the central government to leverage opportunities to fund critical transport infrastructure.

    Work collaboratively with the airport to ensure we maintain our jet service and look for future connectivity opportunities.

    Maintain our walking and cycling tracks and ensure these are promoted.

  • Review rates support for public transport options to increase services at peak and include Bluff and Otatara.

    Develop good inner city cycling networks and ensure plenty of bike parking spaces with storage for helmets and packs.

    Look to support development of airside services at our airport to ensure jet services continue.