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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Do basics first, sewage and water infrastructure. New town hall on existing site. Extend library on present site.

    Upgrade CBD to encourage business but not to extent of $35m. Encourage businesses to centre of town.

    Promote youth hub at skatepark. Town hall for concerts for all ages.

  • Discuss with all businesses in the area what they need to operate successfully. What are their main barriers to growth?

    Encourage training and retention of workers of all ages. How can we encourage use of older workers with skills and knowledge who want to work?

    Show business owners that reducing waste improves productivity and profits.

  • Collaborate with local businesses to promote evening shopping.

    Help local businesses obtain youth employment.

  • Work to support a revived Taratahi Agricultural Training facility.

    Support UCOL in Masterton.

    Support REAP and the Trust Lands Trust community education programmes.

  • Commit to enabling new businesses to set up and to encourage start ups with more efficient processes and incentives.

    Seek to facilitate partnerships between businesses and people that are unemployed.

    Ensure the consent process and red tape is user friendly for those wanting to invest in our area.

  • Do basics first, sewage and water infrastructure. New town hall on existing site. Extend library on present site.

    Upgrade CBD to encourage business but not to extent of $35m. Encourage businesses to centre of town.

    Promote youth hub at skatepark. Town hall for concerts for all ages.

  • Discuss with all businesses in the area what they need to operate successfully. What are their main barriers to growth?

    Encourage training and retention of workers of all ages. How can we encourage use of older workers with skills and knowledge who want to work?

    Show business owners that reducing waste improves productivity and profits.

  • Collaborate with local businesses to promote evening shopping.

    Help local businesses obtain youth employment.

  • Work to support a revived Taratahi Agricultural Training facility.

    Support UCOL in Masterton.

    Support REAP and the Trust Lands Trust community education programmes.

  • Commit to enabling new businesses to set up and to encourage start ups with more efficient processes and incentives.

    Seek to facilitate partnerships between businesses and people that are unemployed.

    Ensure the consent process and red tape is user friendly for those wanting to invest in our area.