Marlborough District Council

Blenheim General Ward

The Marlborough District Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also passes local regulations and makes decisions about infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage, and about the region’s resources, including water, soil and the coastline. The council is made up of 14 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Seven councillors will be elected from the Blenheim ward. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Marlborough District Council election.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

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  • Clean up the Taylor River so it can be used safely for swimming.

    Allow residential water storage tanks on new and existing homes to be paid by targeted rates scheme over a 10 year period.

    Establish a Council nursery and grow desirable trees and shrubs to increase availability for council and community waterway projects.

  • Aim for our three main rivers to be swimmable by 2025.

    Ensure council owned forestry operations are exemplary and lead the way in their environmental practices.

    Safe endorsed public drinking water sites accessible to all people around the district at all times.

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  • Clean up the Taylor River so it can be used safely for swimming.

    Allow residential water storage tanks on new and existing homes to be paid by targeted rates scheme over a 10 year period.

    Establish a Council nursery and grow desirable trees and shrubs to increase availability for council and community waterway projects.

  • Aim for our three main rivers to be swimmable by 2025.

    Ensure council owned forestry operations are exemplary and lead the way in their environmental practices.

    Safe endorsed public drinking water sites accessible to all people around the district at all times.

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