Otago Regional Council

Dunstan Constituency
The Otago Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of 11 councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Three councillors will be elected from the Dunstan constituency. 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 Otago Regional 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.

  • Support more cycleways and lobby government for more resources to maintain existing cycleways.

    There is little point in creating new bike routes if the old ones are not adequately maintained.

    Support the construction of a new international airport at Tarras to cater to all of Central Otago

  • Public transport in Otago is limited to just Dunedin and Queenstown. The rest of Otago is on its own – that's hardly equitable.

    The world-class Dunstan cycle trail is living proof that you can match economic, environmental, recreational and entrepreneurial objectives

  • Build a regional public transport system that connects people of all ages to where they live, work and play.

    Support active transport projects such as bike and foot trails that make active transport safe for all age groups and abilities.

    Re-look at road space and how it is used. Use research to understand how best we move freight and people efficiently within climate goals.

  • Encourage walking and cycling projects.

    Encourage public transport solutions.

  • Work with Dunedin City Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council on potential transfer of buses to them.

    Support the cost-effective management of the bus services and improve where able to.

    Advocate for increasing the Shotover River bridge to four lanes to solve traffic congestion between Lake Hayes and Frankton.

  • Support more cycleways and lobby government for more resources to maintain existing cycleways.

    There is little point in creating new bike routes if the old ones are not adequately maintained.

    Support the construction of a new international airport at Tarras to cater to all of Central Otago

  • Public transport in Otago is limited to just Dunedin and Queenstown. The rest of Otago is on its own – that's hardly equitable.

    The world-class Dunstan cycle trail is living proof that you can match economic, environmental, recreational and entrepreneurial objectives

  • Build a regional public transport system that connects people of all ages to where they live, work and play.

    Support active transport projects such as bike and foot trails that make active transport safe for all age groups and abilities.

    Re-look at road space and how it is used. Use research to understand how best we move freight and people efficiently within climate goals.

  • Encourage walking and cycling projects.

    Encourage public transport solutions.

  • Work with Dunedin City Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council on potential transfer of buses to them.

    Support the cost-effective management of the bus services and improve where able to.

    Advocate for increasing the Shotover River bridge to four lanes to solve traffic congestion between Lake Hayes and Frankton.