Thames-Coromandel District Council

Thames Ward
The Thames-Coromandel 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 Thames 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 Thames-Coromandel District Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Commit to increasing public awareness of the options for change, striving to bring the people along with us via forums and workshops.

    Support implementation of Coastal and Shoreline Management Plans and openly address risk of sea level rise and climate change.

    Engage or guide civil defence/emergency response preparedness and plans, including psycho-social impact recovery actions.

  • Complete a carbon reduction plan for council emissions by 2023, and set ambitious goals to target reduction in highest emissions areas.

    Advocate for increasing public and active transport in all our towns, and to connect towns and rural communities.

    Set appropriate sea level rise adaptation pathways through the adopted shoreline management plan and its continued public engagement.

  • Continue with the Sustainability and Resilience Group's work to develop a Thames-Coromandel District Council Emissions Reduction Plan, with targets to reach carbon zero.

    Transition council vehicles to electric vehicle alternatives by changing the procurement policy to default to non Internal Combustion Engine vehicles.

    Continue with work on Shoreline Management Plans as part of Coastal Management Strategy, including use of local knowledge and resources.

  • Commit to council-approved policy on carbon reduction.

    Stabilise slip sites, install two lane bridges and raise roads in danger of flooding. Our fragile Coromandel infrastructure is vulnerable.

    Solid council lead civil defence plan capable of protecting our large Coromandel holiday population in the event of natural disaster.

  • Commit to increasing public awareness of the options for change, striving to bring the people along with us via forums and workshops.

    Support implementation of Coastal and Shoreline Management Plans and openly address risk of sea level rise and climate change.

    Engage or guide civil defence/emergency response preparedness and plans, including psycho-social impact recovery actions.

  • Complete a carbon reduction plan for council emissions by 2023, and set ambitious goals to target reduction in highest emissions areas.

    Advocate for increasing public and active transport in all our towns, and to connect towns and rural communities.

    Set appropriate sea level rise adaptation pathways through the adopted shoreline management plan and its continued public engagement.

  • Continue with the Sustainability and Resilience Group's work to develop a Thames-Coromandel District Council Emissions Reduction Plan, with targets to reach carbon zero.

    Transition council vehicles to electric vehicle alternatives by changing the procurement policy to default to non Internal Combustion Engine vehicles.

    Continue with work on Shoreline Management Plans as part of Coastal Management Strategy, including use of local knowledge and resources.

  • Commit to council-approved policy on carbon reduction.

    Stabilise slip sites, install two lane bridges and raise roads in danger of flooding. Our fragile Coromandel infrastructure is vulnerable.

    Solid council lead civil defence plan capable of protecting our large Coromandel holiday population in the event of natural disaster.