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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Action innovative, efficient, cost effective storm water solutions particularly in Featherston being mindful of Three Waters implementation.

  • Oppose central government's Three Waters. If Wellington Water cannot manage the six councils Three Waters how will one massive body?

    Consider options, like leasing boarding facilities in existing kennel businesses instead of building a new dog pound. Tag all dogs.

    Safeguard the rubbish and recycling centres in all three towns.

  • Council rubbish collection needs to be abolished, its archaic and has become unviable due to superior private sector alternatives.

    Failsafes to mitigate potential failure of Three Waters.

    Build in some self sufficiency to the water requirements of residents.

  • Advocate for South Wairarapa to be prioritised for upgrade under Three Waters.

    Review the dog pound plans. The current costs indicate we could house the dogs in the Royal Hotel for less!

    Look into the current options for rural rubbish collection with a view to adding increased services.

  • Smooth and support the transition to Three Waters, and to increase local knowledge about benefits of Three Waters reform.

    Review current plans for a new independent dog pound, revisit working with Carterton District Council for a combined facility.

    Implement a local, small scale green waste solutions such as community compost and vermiculture facilities.

  • Action innovative, efficient, cost effective storm water solutions particularly in Featherston being mindful of Three Waters implementation.

  • Oppose central government's Three Waters. If Wellington Water cannot manage the six councils Three Waters how will one massive body?

    Consider options, like leasing boarding facilities in existing kennel businesses instead of building a new dog pound. Tag all dogs.

    Safeguard the rubbish and recycling centres in all three towns.

  • Council rubbish collection needs to be abolished, its archaic and has become unviable due to superior private sector alternatives.

    Failsafes to mitigate potential failure of Three Waters.

    Build in some self sufficiency to the water requirements of residents.

  • Advocate for South Wairarapa to be prioritised for upgrade under Three Waters.

    Review the dog pound plans. The current costs indicate we could house the dogs in the Royal Hotel for less!

    Look into the current options for rural rubbish collection with a view to adding increased services.

  • Smooth and support the transition to Three Waters, and to increase local knowledge about benefits of Three Waters reform.

    Review current plans for a new independent dog pound, revisit working with Carterton District Council for a combined facility.

    Implement a local, small scale green waste solutions such as community compost and vermiculture facilities.