Southland District Council

Mararoa Waimea Ward

The Southland 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 12 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Three councillors will be elected from the Mararoa Waimea 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 Southland District Council election.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

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  • Keep the ongoing work programme going to maintain roading connectivity and have a sustainable plan for timely renewals of infrastructure.

    Ensure ongoing dialogue with Invercargill airport/Great South to support increasing flights for people and freight in and out of Southland.

    Continue building cycling infrastructure to better connect townships, link multi purpose trails, improve safety and maximise wellbeing.

  • Advocate for more support from New Zealand Transport Agency around dust suppression solutions.

    Investigate ways to better utilise the Te Anau airport taking into account short, medium and long term solutions.

    Continue to support the independent governance of the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, focusing on it being well used and self-sustaining.

  • Emphasise importance of maintaining and improving our roading and supporting infrastructure for long term growth and prosperity.

    Support initiatives that encourage existing and alternative transport options like passenger and air freight of high value goods.

    Encourage the primary industry to use our natural resources for energy production, fuel, water, alternate land use, eg oat milk production.

  • Advocate for Waka Kotahi to increase infrastructure investment share on key tourist routes.

    Explore viability of public transport services establishing connections between rural settlements and main centres.

  • We will design what Invercargill looks like in 50 years' time, relationally, functionality, environmentally and aesthetically.

    Consult with communities to plan each suburb, where we have a medium – long-term vision for how movement throughout the entire city works.

    We will travel towards building what is best for communities as a whole – any identifiable part of a community, and the individuals.

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  • Keep the ongoing work programme going to maintain roading connectivity and have a sustainable plan for timely renewals of infrastructure.

    Ensure ongoing dialogue with Invercargill airport/Great South to support increasing flights for people and freight in and out of Southland.

    Continue building cycling infrastructure to better connect townships, link multi purpose trails, improve safety and maximise wellbeing.

  • Advocate for more support from New Zealand Transport Agency around dust suppression solutions.

    Investigate ways to better utilise the Te Anau airport taking into account short, medium and long term solutions.

    Continue to support the independent governance of the Around the Mountain Cycle Trail, focusing on it being well used and self-sustaining.

  • Emphasise importance of maintaining and improving our roading and supporting infrastructure for long term growth and prosperity.

    Support initiatives that encourage existing and alternative transport options like passenger and air freight of high value goods.

    Encourage the primary industry to use our natural resources for energy production, fuel, water, alternate land use, eg oat milk production.

  • Advocate for Waka Kotahi to increase infrastructure investment share on key tourist routes.

    Explore viability of public transport services establishing connections between rural settlements and main centres.

  • We will design what Invercargill looks like in 50 years' time, relationally, functionality, environmentally and aesthetically.

    Consult with communities to plan each suburb, where we have a medium – long-term vision for how movement throughout the entire city works.

    We will travel towards building what is best for communities as a whole – any identifiable part of a community, and the individuals.