South Wairarapa District Council

Featherston Ward
The South Wairarapa 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 nine councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Featherston 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 South Wairarapa District Council election.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Attracting investment and new businesses to our district with a reputation for being open for business and effective to work with.

    Operating on a "locals preferred" basis for contracts and purchases to ensure best price, social impact and environmental benefit.

    Helping sustainable growth by sensibly minimising or removing barriers to business growth, expansion and development.

  • Implement a WiFi network in the three towns in collaboration with Destination Wairarapa and the other 2 councils.

    Utilise a new WiFi network to develop tourism strategies to bring new customers to the three towns and to maximise the 5 Towns Cycleway.

    Make available reporting on out of area visitors to our businesses from the WiFi network's data analytics to assist in their campaigns.

  • Work with local business owners to beautify Featherston's CBD, increasing vibrancy and attraction for businesses and visitors.

    Prioritise local contractors and/or providers for any council work.

  • Remove obstacles to help local businesses help local people.

    To become a hub for arts and knowledge. Incentivise and streamline creative and educational institutes.

    Provide robust and dependable infrastructure that facilitates an ever changing society.

  • Local business – promote the beautiful region through the three town cycle trail. Keep rates affordable for businesses and the community.

    Youth employment – commit to linking youth job seekers to local employers so they can work in their community.

    Better promote South Wairarapa – strengthen community boards to distribute funds for community festivals and events.

  • Attracting investment and new businesses to our district with a reputation for being open for business and effective to work with.

    Operating on a "locals preferred" basis for contracts and purchases to ensure best price, social impact and environmental benefit.

    Helping sustainable growth by sensibly minimising or removing barriers to business growth, expansion and development.

  • Implement a WiFi network in the three towns in collaboration with Destination Wairarapa and the other 2 councils.

    Utilise a new WiFi network to develop tourism strategies to bring new customers to the three towns and to maximise the 5 Towns Cycleway.

    Make available reporting on out of area visitors to our businesses from the WiFi network's data analytics to assist in their campaigns.

  • Work with local business owners to beautify Featherston's CBD, increasing vibrancy and attraction for businesses and visitors.

    Prioritise local contractors and/or providers for any council work.

  • Remove obstacles to help local businesses help local people.

    To become a hub for arts and knowledge. Incentivise and streamline creative and educational institutes.

    Provide robust and dependable infrastructure that facilitates an ever changing society.

  • Local business – promote the beautiful region through the three town cycle trail. Keep rates affordable for businesses and the community.

    Youth employment – commit to linking youth job seekers to local employers so they can work in their community.

    Better promote South Wairarapa – strengthen community boards to distribute funds for community festivals and events.