Selwyn District Council

Springs Ward

The Selwyn 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 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Springs 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 Selwyn District Council election.

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Debra Hasson

Independent

Debra Hasson

Independent

Why I'm standing

Selwyn is recognised throughout NZ as a very successful council and I am proud to be part of that planning as an elected representative for the Springs Ward, a role I wish to continue. And yes I'm concerned for Selwyn's rural identity and provincial service towns in the review for the Future of Local Government. This draft document for submission is due late October and I would like to represent your views in council's submission.

My priorities
  1. For governance ensuring debate and decision-making is made at council meetings and not in workshops.
  2. Support for council's climate change planning – "we only have this planet to live on".
  3. Advocate more discretionary funds to organisations enabling Council achieve its community outcomes.
About me

A Springston resident for the past 33 years, I have gained a lot of local knowledge due to our family supporting local community committees. Currently I'm chair of Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, committee member of Selwyn Community Patrols, Springston Associated Sports and co-ordinator for a local water improvement group. While a Springs Ward councillor I enrolled part time at Lincoln University completing my M.Sc in environmental management planning and public policy to enhance my effectiveness in this area.

Current role

Councillor Springs Ward

Before politics

Full-time parent/farmer

Residence

Springston RD 4

Age

No response

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Why I'm standing

Selwyn is recognised throughout NZ as a very successful council and I am proud to be part of that planning as an elected representative for the Springs Ward, a role I wish to continue. And yes I'm concerned for Selwyn's rural identity and provincial service towns in the review for the Future of Local Government. This draft document for submission is due late October and I would like to represent your views in council's submission.

My priorities
  1. For governance ensuring debate and decision-making is made at council meetings and not in workshops.
  2. Support for council's climate change planning – "we only have this planet to live on".
  3. Advocate more discretionary funds to organisations enabling Council achieve its community outcomes.
About me

A Springston resident for the past 33 years, I have gained a lot of local knowledge due to our family supporting local community committees. Currently I'm chair of Canterbury Neighbourhood Support, committee member of Selwyn Community Patrols, Springston Associated Sports and co-ordinator for a local water improvement group. While a Springs Ward councillor I enrolled part time at Lincoln University completing my M.Sc in environmental management planning and public policy to enhance my effectiveness in this area.

Current role

Councillor Springs Ward

Before politics

Full-time parent/farmer

Residence

Springston RD 4

Age

No response

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