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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Implementing the Thames-Coromandel District Council spatial plan ASAP to allow rapid consenting of green field housing development.

    Enable and encourage development of the Kopu precinct.

    Council lead conference on homelessness and housing to establish an effective sustainable policy and vision to enable, timely workable plans.

  • See whether some higher-density low-rise housing may be suitable for some of our residents who are struggling to find and afford housing.

    Establish a task force with Thames-Coromandel District Council and other agencies and groups to tackle the issue of our vulnerable street folk in Thames.

    Continue with the work on the Thames Spatial Plan to enable housing development in the wider Thames area.

  • Complete the Thames Spatial Planning process to identify and kick-start housing development to address our shortage crisis.

    Encourage inner city buildings to grow our housing stock upwards, showing political will for apartments and a direction for planning staff.

    Facilitate a forum for agencies and businesses with an interest in helping our vulnerable street people in whichever way is appropriate.

  • Create a positive environment where implementation of individual specialised knowledge is discussed and coordinated for the benefit of all.

    Combine the abundant, existing resources available, by and through the coordination of everyone, for the greater good of all the community.

    Creating a viable, sustainable workable platform, based upon common sense and experience, to install a system eliminating senseless rules.

  • Complete the Thames Spatial Plan and ensure services are well located, built form and civic spaces are future proofed, via structure plans.

    Develop wise Resource Management Act (RMA) related plans, that protect key heritage values, like retention of buildings and facades in locations like Thames Village.

    Support agency collaboration regarding housing shortages and homelessness, and "healthy housing" compliance.

  • Implementing the Thames-Coromandel District Council spatial plan ASAP to allow rapid consenting of green field housing development.

    Enable and encourage development of the Kopu precinct.

    Council lead conference on homelessness and housing to establish an effective sustainable policy and vision to enable, timely workable plans.

  • See whether some higher-density low-rise housing may be suitable for some of our residents who are struggling to find and afford housing.

    Establish a task force with Thames-Coromandel District Council and other agencies and groups to tackle the issue of our vulnerable street folk in Thames.

    Continue with the work on the Thames Spatial Plan to enable housing development in the wider Thames area.

  • Complete the Thames Spatial Planning process to identify and kick-start housing development to address our shortage crisis.

    Encourage inner city buildings to grow our housing stock upwards, showing political will for apartments and a direction for planning staff.

    Facilitate a forum for agencies and businesses with an interest in helping our vulnerable street people in whichever way is appropriate.

  • Create a positive environment where implementation of individual specialised knowledge is discussed and coordinated for the benefit of all.

    Combine the abundant, existing resources available, by and through the coordination of everyone, for the greater good of all the community.

    Creating a viable, sustainable workable platform, based upon common sense and experience, to install a system eliminating senseless rules.

  • Complete the Thames Spatial Plan and ensure services are well located, built form and civic spaces are future proofed, via structure plans.

    Develop wise Resource Management Act (RMA) related plans, that protect key heritage values, like retention of buildings and facades in locations like Thames Village.

    Support agency collaboration regarding housing shortages and homelessness, and "healthy housing" compliance.