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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Develop a second pump track in South City (Russell Square) – similar to recent development in Otatara.

    Continue to be opposed to government Three Waters reform as our council is better off standing alone on the infrastructure upgrades needed.

    Ensure glass and plastic recyclables do not end up in landfill. Need to find a use for glass until government implements return scheme.

  • Commit council to create glass recycling hub exchanges around the city, address e-waste minimisation and plastic re-purpose opportunities.

    Commit council to provide alternative water supply that's affordable, sustainable, safe, along with storm water and waste water networks.

    Commit council to support local recycling contract to stay local such as recycle south.

  • Use visionary thinking to identify how we want each centre to function, and the services required to build the vision.

    Evaluate the way drinking water is treated, and seek 'alternative consultation' on how to offer the healthiest possible drinking water.

    Work more closely with schools, companies and organisations to deliberately sort rubbish for innovative recycling and localised reuse.

  • Look to develop a seperate glass collection service.

    Continue to oppose the current Three Waters proposal from government, as it isn't in the interests of Invercargill City (but does help NZ Inc).

    Ensure improved street cleaning in business areas – CBD, Windsor, South Invercargill.

  • Supply quality Three Waters via Water Entities Board. I envisage a general consumption tax, everyone pays, not just ratepayers, the solution!

    Wishing for council to commit to full automated waste program, created by locals, for locals, I'm a waste specialist, we can lead the way!

    Improve animal control, street cleaning, provide more toilets and waste collection, better gardens, all done with community collaboration.

  • Leveraging our city's strong Three Waters position by working proactively with government to deliver the best value and services to ratepayers.

    Work collaboratively with Southland's two other territorial authorities to achieve sustainable waste minimisation solutions.

    Ensure our community is well represented on the regional Three Waters representative group and supporting staff through the changes.

  • Out with Three Waters legislation – the delivery of it was undemocratic. Shun elitism and separatism. Say no to all Clayton's ownership models.

    Continue providing for rubbish and recycling collection, and street cleaning.

    Correct and decisive measures regarding dangerous animals.

  • Secure a secondary water supply for the city.

    Prepare for the Three Waters legislative change driven by central government.

    Look for low-cost, joint opportunities for city beautification.

  • Develop a second pump track in South City (Russell Square) – similar to recent development in Otatara.

    Continue to be opposed to government Three Waters reform as our council is better off standing alone on the infrastructure upgrades needed.

    Ensure glass and plastic recyclables do not end up in landfill. Need to find a use for glass until government implements return scheme.

  • Commit council to create glass recycling hub exchanges around the city, address e-waste minimisation and plastic re-purpose opportunities.

    Commit council to provide alternative water supply that's affordable, sustainable, safe, along with storm water and waste water networks.

    Commit council to support local recycling contract to stay local such as recycle south.

  • Use visionary thinking to identify how we want each centre to function, and the services required to build the vision.

    Evaluate the way drinking water is treated, and seek 'alternative consultation' on how to offer the healthiest possible drinking water.

    Work more closely with schools, companies and organisations to deliberately sort rubbish for innovative recycling and localised reuse.

  • Look to develop a seperate glass collection service.

    Continue to oppose the current Three Waters proposal from government, as it isn't in the interests of Invercargill City (but does help NZ Inc).

    Ensure improved street cleaning in business areas – CBD, Windsor, South Invercargill.

  • Supply quality Three Waters via Water Entities Board. I envisage a general consumption tax, everyone pays, not just ratepayers, the solution!

    Wishing for council to commit to full automated waste program, created by locals, for locals, I'm a waste specialist, we can lead the way!

    Improve animal control, street cleaning, provide more toilets and waste collection, better gardens, all done with community collaboration.

  • Leveraging our city's strong Three Waters position by working proactively with government to deliver the best value and services to ratepayers.

    Work collaboratively with Southland's two other territorial authorities to achieve sustainable waste minimisation solutions.

    Ensure our community is well represented on the regional Three Waters representative group and supporting staff through the changes.

  • Out with Three Waters legislation – the delivery of it was undemocratic. Shun elitism and separatism. Say no to all Clayton's ownership models.

    Continue providing for rubbish and recycling collection, and street cleaning.

    Correct and decisive measures regarding dangerous animals.

  • Secure a secondary water supply for the city.

    Prepare for the Three Waters legislative change driven by central government.

    Look for low-cost, joint opportunities for city beautification.