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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Examine the feasibility of an 'on-demand' bus system in the town.

    Look to reduce vehicle speed limits in town to encourage more cycling, and to the pedestrianisation of the CBD.

    Promote cycling, walking, walking school buses etc for students and deter private transport to school.

  • Develop "shovel ready" roading and trail projects for central government to fund.

    Advocate for public transport to go electric.

  • Invest in road maintenance to improve the surfaces. Help traffic to flow, not slow it down, which will also reduce pollution.

    Encourage cycle ways along main routes if feasible and affordable. Use existing developers levy for this.

    Encourage power firms to put in more electric vehicle charging in town where needed. For cars, bikes, mobility devices. Council should not pay for these.

  • Continue to work with Greater Wellington Regional Council on trains to and from Wellington, Upper Hutt. On demand shuttle bus service.

    Continue Wairarapa cycle trail, bridge across main rivers rather than coming back to SH2.

    Make upgrade of Hood Aerodrome practical, and fit for purpose, money being wasted on administration.

  • Encourage and support active modes of transport, eg cycling and walking.

    Ensure that the region is accessible and resilient to natural disasters.

    Partner and support public transport to reduce carbon emissions in our area.

  • Examine the feasibility of an 'on-demand' bus system in the town.

    Look to reduce vehicle speed limits in town to encourage more cycling, and to the pedestrianisation of the CBD.

    Promote cycling, walking, walking school buses etc for students and deter private transport to school.

  • Develop "shovel ready" roading and trail projects for central government to fund.

    Advocate for public transport to go electric.

  • Invest in road maintenance to improve the surfaces. Help traffic to flow, not slow it down, which will also reduce pollution.

    Encourage cycle ways along main routes if feasible and affordable. Use existing developers levy for this.

    Encourage power firms to put in more electric vehicle charging in town where needed. For cars, bikes, mobility devices. Council should not pay for these.

  • Continue to work with Greater Wellington Regional Council on trains to and from Wellington, Upper Hutt. On demand shuttle bus service.

    Continue Wairarapa cycle trail, bridge across main rivers rather than coming back to SH2.

    Make upgrade of Hood Aerodrome practical, and fit for purpose, money being wasted on administration.

  • Encourage and support active modes of transport, eg cycling and walking.

    Ensure that the region is accessible and resilient to natural disasters.

    Partner and support public transport to reduce carbon emissions in our area.