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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Look at food waste collection and composting.

    Don't rely on Three Waters to fix our water storage and sewage problems. Greater Wellington Regional Council not very helpful in this area.

    Work with other councils regarding dog and animal control and pounds.

  • Oppose the Three Waters in its present form. It is unfair, undemocratic and lacks any protection for the ratepayers who paid for the assets.

    Invest in sewage, stormwater and drinking water pipe renewal. A core service Masterton needs to work properly.

    Review the waste transfer site to make it more productive and innovative. Encourage on site recycling and sale of products.

  • Ensure that processes are in place to reduce harm and increase the safety of our community, eg dog control, liquor licensing etc..

    Monitor our water ways and drinking water to ensure health and safety for our residents.

    Encourage recycling and waste minimisation through council services.

  • Commit to council in reinforcing current water supply infrastructure and seek alternatives in water recycling.

    Review existing waste water and storm water management plan (to reduce surface flooding).

    Promote waste recycling.

  • Accept the broad thrust of the government's Three Waters proposal while still lobbying for amendments.

    Progress the extension to the storage capacity of the Kaituna water supply facility.

    Continue to progressively upgrade all water pipes in the town to reduce leakages (and investigate a subsidy for fixing laterals).

  • Look at food waste collection and composting.

    Don't rely on Three Waters to fix our water storage and sewage problems. Greater Wellington Regional Council not very helpful in this area.

    Work with other councils regarding dog and animal control and pounds.

  • Oppose the Three Waters in its present form. It is unfair, undemocratic and lacks any protection for the ratepayers who paid for the assets.

    Invest in sewage, stormwater and drinking water pipe renewal. A core service Masterton needs to work properly.

    Review the waste transfer site to make it more productive and innovative. Encourage on site recycling and sale of products.

  • Ensure that processes are in place to reduce harm and increase the safety of our community, eg dog control, liquor licensing etc..

    Monitor our water ways and drinking water to ensure health and safety for our residents.

    Encourage recycling and waste minimisation through council services.

  • Commit to council in reinforcing current water supply infrastructure and seek alternatives in water recycling.

    Review existing waste water and storm water management plan (to reduce surface flooding).

    Promote waste recycling.

  • Accept the broad thrust of the government's Three Waters proposal while still lobbying for amendments.

    Progress the extension to the storage capacity of the Kaituna water supply facility.

    Continue to progressively upgrade all water pipes in the town to reduce leakages (and investigate a subsidy for fixing laterals).