Matamata-Piako District Council

Matamata General Ward
The Matamata-Piako 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 12 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Matamata ward. 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 Matamata-Piako 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.

  • Invest in terrific streetscapes for the CBDs in our district.

    Partner with Business Associations and Commerce Chambers to deliver iSite services and other economic synergies in our district.

  • Continue to promote the 'shop local' message to support local businesses.

    Grow the Pride of Place efforts to create a vibrant town centre to encourage business development.

    Continue to seek the support of Waka Kotahi to review the districts high volume, tourism routes such as State Highway 29.

  • Support Kiwis in business.

    Increase opportunities for youth.

    Increase bike trails and interregional transport connections to attract tourists and visitors.

  • Invest in manufacturing, through rates relief and apprenticeships, with subsidies for youth employment for 12 months.

    Rates relief for all new businesses up to 12 months. Established businesses may apply for a six month rates relief.

    Build infrastructure for the next 100 years, including roads, water and waste management, electricity grid and Internet Service Provers/phone services.

  • Invest in terrific streetscapes for the CBDs in our district.

    Partner with Business Associations and Commerce Chambers to deliver iSite services and other economic synergies in our district.

  • Continue to promote the 'shop local' message to support local businesses.

    Grow the Pride of Place efforts to create a vibrant town centre to encourage business development.

    Continue to seek the support of Waka Kotahi to review the districts high volume, tourism routes such as State Highway 29.

  • Support Kiwis in business.

    Increase opportunities for youth.

    Increase bike trails and interregional transport connections to attract tourists and visitors.

  • Invest in manufacturing, through rates relief and apprenticeships, with subsidies for youth employment for 12 months.

    Rates relief for all new businesses up to 12 months. Established businesses may apply for a six month rates relief.

    Build infrastructure for the next 100 years, including roads, water and waste management, electricity grid and Internet Service Provers/phone services.