Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Queenstown-Whakatipu 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). Four councillors will be elected from the Queenstown-Whakatipu 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.

Esther Whitehead

Esther Whitehead

Why I'm standing

I'm standing because council needs internal changes so that we can address massive issues such as climate adaptation. How we work needs to change, I intend to drive change towards a more inclusive council where we better involve community at the early stages. I'm a tireless advocate for sustainability, a social entrepreneur who's set up several initiatives for community benefit such as waste min projects, food rescue etc. I give voice to your issues.

My priorities
  1. Climate adaptation.
  2. Inclusion of community voice.
  3. Supporting business capacity to adapt to a new economic and environmental reality.
About me

I have many years of experience of innovating solutions to social and environmental issues, I chose to stand to work on the 'inside' as all my advocacy and initiatives have been on the 'outside'. I enjoy leading change for good and invest my energy in supporting community wellbeing through my role as councillor.

Current role

Councillor, Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Before politics

Consultant: ESG sustainability

Residence

Frankton

Age

47

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Why I'm standing

I'm standing because council needs internal changes so that we can address massive issues such as climate adaptation. How we work needs to change, I intend to drive change towards a more inclusive council where we better involve community at the early stages. I'm a tireless advocate for sustainability, a social entrepreneur who's set up several initiatives for community benefit such as waste min projects, food rescue etc. I give voice to your issues.

My priorities
  1. Climate adaptation.
  2. Inclusion of community voice.
  3. Supporting business capacity to adapt to a new economic and environmental reality.
About me

I have many years of experience of innovating solutions to social and environmental issues, I chose to stand to work on the 'inside' as all my advocacy and initiatives have been on the 'outside'. I enjoy leading change for good and invest my energy in supporting community wellbeing through my role as councillor.

Current role

Councillor, Queenstown-Lakes District Council

Before politics

Consultant: ESG sustainability

Residence

Frankton

Age

47

Connect via