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.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

Environment

Local governments play a central role in protecting the environment, reducing waste and safeguarding biodiversity. The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for local councils, which work with regional councils in the management of water resources in their area.

  • Work regionally with the Wellington Region on waste minimisation and management issues.

    Partner with the community to progress environmental issues.

    Commit to ensuring water working with Greater Wellington Regional Council on issues that effect the quality. Such as land use, storm and wastewater issues.

  • Commit to education and encouragement around recycling.

    Support local action groups such as Pest Free Upper Hutt and Forest and Bird to ensure their work can continue.

    Encourage riparian plants to support the waterways in our rural areas and the quality of Te Awakairangi.

  • Establish a cost-effective recycling service.

    Promote and support local initiatives to increase re-use, repair and recycling so that we divert the amount of waste sent to landfill.

    Advocate for improvements to water quality and water supply for Upper Hutt (also linked to climate change resilience).

  • Commit to establishing a programme of work to identify water leakages and identify why we consume more water per capita than our neighbours.

    Commit to implementing indigenous biodiversity grants to help our landowners protect, enhance and manage indigenous habitats on their land.

    Establish recycling capabilities to enable resource recovery that develops an end-of-life product stewardship scheme.

  • Work regionally with the Wellington Region on waste minimisation and management issues.

    Partner with the community to progress environmental issues.

    Commit to ensuring water working with Greater Wellington Regional Council on issues that effect the quality. Such as land use, storm and wastewater issues.

  • Commit to education and encouragement around recycling.

    Support local action groups such as Pest Free Upper Hutt and Forest and Bird to ensure their work can continue.

    Encourage riparian plants to support the waterways in our rural areas and the quality of Te Awakairangi.

  • Establish a cost-effective recycling service.

    Promote and support local initiatives to increase re-use, repair and recycling so that we divert the amount of waste sent to landfill.

    Advocate for improvements to water quality and water supply for Upper Hutt (also linked to climate change resilience).

  • Commit to establishing a programme of work to identify water leakages and identify why we consume more water per capita than our neighbours.

    Commit to implementing indigenous biodiversity grants to help our landowners protect, enhance and manage indigenous habitats on their land.

    Establish recycling capabilities to enable resource recovery that develops an end-of-life product stewardship scheme.