Timaru District Council

Timaru Ward

The Timaru 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). Six councillors will be elected from the Timaru 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 Timaru District Council election.

Stu Jackson

Independent

Stu Jackson

Independent

Why I'm standing

Being an inner city resident for 27 years, I've watched the decline of the CBD over that time. Timaru District has a lot of potential, but I don't believe that potential is being realised. Either side of us, Oamaru and Ashburton are going gangbusters. Timaru not so much. What is it that they are doing that we're not? South Canterbury is potentially the most self sufficient province in New Zealand so has potential.

My priorities
  1. Replace the slippery tiles! Citizens won't visit downtown if they don't feel safe when out walking.
  2. Promote developments that bring young families to the district and keep young people from leaving.
  3. Encourage more dialogue between councillors and the public. Get more public along to council meetings.
About me

I was born and schooled in South Canterbury before heading overseas for 10 years to see how the rest of the world does things, but like a lot of Timaru residents, I came back in the end and have been an inner city resident ever since. I've been part of local community service groups for over 21 years and still take an active part in local goings on with regular submissions to the council.

Before politics

Industrial photographer

Residence

Timaru CBD

Age

57

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Why I'm standing

Being an inner city resident for 27 years, I've watched the decline of the CBD over that time. Timaru District has a lot of potential, but I don't believe that potential is being realised. Either side of us, Oamaru and Ashburton are going gangbusters. Timaru not so much. What is it that they are doing that we're not? South Canterbury is potentially the most self sufficient province in New Zealand so has potential.

My priorities
  1. Replace the slippery tiles! Citizens won't visit downtown if they don't feel safe when out walking.
  2. Promote developments that bring young families to the district and keep young people from leaving.
  3. Encourage more dialogue between councillors and the public. Get more public along to council meetings.
About me

I was born and schooled in South Canterbury before heading overseas for 10 years to see how the rest of the world does things, but like a lot of Timaru residents, I came back in the end and have been an inner city resident ever since. I've been part of local community service groups for over 21 years and still take an active part in local goings on with regular submissions to the council.

Before politics

Industrial photographer

Residence

Timaru CBD

Age

57

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