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.

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.

  • Work towards para kore (zero waste).

    Improve licensing procedures for domestic animals.

  • Commit to an annual review of levels of service particularly in the CBD and plan for increased services if required.

    Support the community's needs for free drinking water by installing more strategically placed drinking fountains in the CBD.

    Review the number of times the CBD paving is cleaned. The current plan does not meet the expectation of the residents.

  • Abandon Three Waters. Create Matamata-Piako District Council focused water and waste plan.

    Open up waste management and street cleaning to private providers, thus lowering rates.

    Review animal control plans and increase patrols where necessary. Increase adoption of captured animals, unless claimed.

  • Continue to delivery targeted rate funded rubbish collection.

    Build a resource recovery centre for Matamata.

    Continue to prioritise the delivery of safe drinking water for our district.

  • Work towards para kore (zero waste).

    Improve licensing procedures for domestic animals.

  • Commit to an annual review of levels of service particularly in the CBD and plan for increased services if required.

    Support the community's needs for free drinking water by installing more strategically placed drinking fountains in the CBD.

    Review the number of times the CBD paving is cleaned. The current plan does not meet the expectation of the residents.

  • Abandon Three Waters. Create Matamata-Piako District Council focused water and waste plan.

    Open up waste management and street cleaning to private providers, thus lowering rates.

    Review animal control plans and increase patrols where necessary. Increase adoption of captured animals, unless claimed.

  • Continue to delivery targeted rate funded rubbish collection.

    Build a resource recovery centre for Matamata.

    Continue to prioritise the delivery of safe drinking water for our district.