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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Beef up consents department, ridiculous that consents go to outside contractors.

    Favour lower quality land for housing, avoid class 1 and 2 land for subdivision.

    Protect urban spaces and tree scapes from short sighted activities. Preserve QE2 Park and Lake of Remembrance at all costs.

  • Encourage all new builds and renovations to incorporate water retention and minimum of solar hot water.

    Discuss with local landowners, including Iwi, how to increase supply of land for affordable housing.

    Evaluate whether there is potential to build a free shower and clothes washing service for homeless people.

  • Review current building and environmental consent processes.

    Advocate for more affordable housing.

    Rezone the suburbs to encourage higher density housing development.

  • Commit to making water tanks mandatory for all new builds.

    Commit to facilitating and partnering the development of more social housing.

    Commit to making building processes easier and more efficient for developers and builders.

  • Establish a community 'think tank' that includes local trusts (and churches) to investigate innovative responses to the housing crisis.

    Upgrade and extend the council/community Healthy Homes project for retrofitting insulation etc.

    Encourage in-fill housing and discourage further greenfield development in the peri-urban area.

  • Beef up consents department, ridiculous that consents go to outside contractors.

    Favour lower quality land for housing, avoid class 1 and 2 land for subdivision.

    Protect urban spaces and tree scapes from short sighted activities. Preserve QE2 Park and Lake of Remembrance at all costs.

  • Encourage all new builds and renovations to incorporate water retention and minimum of solar hot water.

    Discuss with local landowners, including Iwi, how to increase supply of land for affordable housing.

    Evaluate whether there is potential to build a free shower and clothes washing service for homeless people.

  • Review current building and environmental consent processes.

    Advocate for more affordable housing.

    Rezone the suburbs to encourage higher density housing development.

  • Commit to making water tanks mandatory for all new builds.

    Commit to facilitating and partnering the development of more social housing.

    Commit to making building processes easier and more efficient for developers and builders.

  • Establish a community 'think tank' that includes local trusts (and churches) to investigate innovative responses to the housing crisis.

    Upgrade and extend the council/community Healthy Homes project for retrofitting insulation etc.

    Encourage in-fill housing and discourage further greenfield development in the peri-urban area.