Masterton District Council

Masterton/Whakaoriori General Ward
The Masterton District 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 eight councillors and the mayor. Four councillors will be elected from the Masterton/Whakaoriori ward. The other councillors will be elected from other wards or by all voters in the district. 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 Masterton District Council election.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Promote and ensure funding for significant increase in (indigenous) tree cover in the urban area to offset the 'heat island effect'.

    Promote a Repair Cafe and de-emphasize the focus on recycling in the waste hierarchy.

    Encourage urban pest management community action to assist the restoration of indigenous biodiversity.

  • Commit to council in reinforcing current natural water infrastructure and develop alternatives in water preservation.

    Commit to council in seeking avenues for better recycling (waste management).

  • Commit to saving and storing more water.

    Commit to cleaning up our waterways.

    Commit to recycling and reducing waste to our landfill.

  • Preserve and encourage wetlands on public and private land.

    Begin pest control measures on council controlled parks and reserves.

    Try to expand recycling working with other local bodies for economies of scale.

  • Encourage all new builds to incorporate solar hot water, power and water collection in tanks.

    Review the workings of the dump to make it more visionary. More recycling of goods locally for local re-use.

    Liaise with rural owners and farmers to see what ideas they have to support their environment. Support wetlands and tree planting.

  • Promote and ensure funding for significant increase in (indigenous) tree cover in the urban area to offset the 'heat island effect'.

    Promote a Repair Cafe and de-emphasize the focus on recycling in the waste hierarchy.

    Encourage urban pest management community action to assist the restoration of indigenous biodiversity.

  • Commit to council in reinforcing current natural water infrastructure and develop alternatives in water preservation.

    Commit to council in seeking avenues for better recycling (waste management).

  • Commit to saving and storing more water.

    Commit to cleaning up our waterways.

    Commit to recycling and reducing waste to our landfill.

  • Preserve and encourage wetlands on public and private land.

    Begin pest control measures on council controlled parks and reserves.

    Try to expand recycling working with other local bodies for economies of scale.

  • Encourage all new builds to incorporate solar hot water, power and water collection in tanks.

    Review the workings of the dump to make it more visionary. More recycling of goods locally for local re-use.

    Liaise with rural owners and farmers to see what ideas they have to support their environment. Support wetlands and tree planting.