Mayor of Upper Hutt

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the city and lead the development of the council’s plans, policies and budget. The mayor appoints the deputy mayor, establishes committees for particular topics, and appoints chairs for those committees. 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 Upper Hutt City Council mayoral 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 Upper Hutt City Council being carbon neutral by 2035 and adopt this within our sustainability strategy.

    Commit to installing more electric vehicle charging stations in Upper Hutt.

    Commit to sustainable water storage on private property as part of new residential build.

  • Review our current plans to mitigate the impacts of climate change so that Upper Hutt is resilient and well prepared.

    Identify ways in which the council can reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to New Zealand's carbon zero targets.

    Establish a process so that young people have a voice in planning for the future they will inherit.

  • Commit to council being carbon neutral by 2035.

  • Council has committed to being carbon neutral by 2035 under my leadership.

    We will commit to our sustainability strategy.

    Council will work regionally with the Wellington Region to address climate change and resilience issues.

  • Commit to Upper Hutt City Council being carbon neutral by 2035 and adopt this within our sustainability strategy.

    Commit to installing more electric vehicle charging stations in Upper Hutt.

    Commit to sustainable water storage on private property as part of new residential build.

  • Review our current plans to mitigate the impacts of climate change so that Upper Hutt is resilient and well prepared.

    Identify ways in which the council can reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to New Zealand's carbon zero targets.

    Establish a process so that young people have a voice in planning for the future they will inherit.

  • Commit to council being carbon neutral by 2035.

  • Council has committed to being carbon neutral by 2035 under my leadership.

    We will commit to our sustainability strategy.

    Council will work regionally with the Wellington Region to address climate change and resilience issues.