Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Arrowtown-Kawarau Ward

The Queenstown-Lakes 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 11 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Arrowtown-Kawarau 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 Queenstown-Lakes District Council election.

Neeta Shetty

Neeta Shetty

Why I'm standing

I didn't see the kind of business experience, community passion or diversity in our candidates. I am not a politician or associated with any developers. I am an independent candidate and a vested member of the community. It is important that our community and businesses be at the centre of our decision-making to protect the integrity of our environment. Accountability and transparency is needed to fix the discord between council and the community.

My priorities
  1. Community and business at the centre of our decision-making to protect our environmental integrity.
  2. Invest in a robust public transport and focus on housing affordability.
  3. Accountability and transparency on council spending and building trust. Economic diversification.
About me

I have been involved in many community and sporting activities. I am an active member of the school fundraising committee. I have worked at Auckland City Council, ARC, QLDC and Lakes Environmental and have a good understanding of the workings of the council. I bring with me the experience of working at councils and the voice of the community as I have lived, worked and loved this community. Investing in the community is important.

Before politics

Self-employed

Residence

Lake Hayes Estate

Age

48

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Why I'm standing

I didn't see the kind of business experience, community passion or diversity in our candidates. I am not a politician or associated with any developers. I am an independent candidate and a vested member of the community. It is important that our community and businesses be at the centre of our decision-making to protect the integrity of our environment. Accountability and transparency is needed to fix the discord between council and the community.

My priorities
  1. Community and business at the centre of our decision-making to protect our environmental integrity.
  2. Invest in a robust public transport and focus on housing affordability.
  3. Accountability and transparency on council spending and building trust. Economic diversification.
About me

I have been involved in many community and sporting activities. I am an active member of the school fundraising committee. I have worked at Auckland City Council, ARC, QLDC and Lakes Environmental and have a good understanding of the workings of the council. I bring with me the experience of working at councils and the voice of the community as I have lived, worked and loved this community. Investing in the community is important.

Before politics

Self-employed

Residence

Lake Hayes Estate

Age

48

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