Upper Hutt City Council

The Upper Hutt City 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 10 councillors and the mayor. 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 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.

  • Incentivising and encouraging low-carbon transport.

    Promote rainwater harvesting tanks.

    Transition the council fleet to hybrid/EV by 2025.

  • Ensure our civil defence and emergency for earthquake preparedness and extreme weather events are well funded and rehearsed.

    Fight for our police to have a permanent presence back at Upper Hutt Police Station to keep our city safe and support our firefighters.

    Climate change needs to be well reasoned. Not another top down approach, where we are being told what to do. Let's listen to the people.

  • Build community resilience and strengthen community centres.

    Build resilient infrastructure.

    Prepare the community for disasters. Develop contingency plans to support the population.

  • Resilience is a key word for adapting to climate change. Our infrastructure needs to be effective and robust. I will advocate for this.

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a world wide problem which we as a community have to have a plan that works. I am open to ideas on this.

    Earthquakes, floods and droughts can and will effect us greatly. A strong civil defence with links to local business will keep us strong and safe.

  • Commit to 10 percent reduction of emissions every year until 2032.

  • Grow investment in infrastructure replacement to ensure city can cope with changes ahead.

  • 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.

  • Continue the journey to being carbon neutral by 2025.

    Enhance existing community initiatives regarding sustainability, food stewardship and recycling.

    Create neighbourhood recycling hubs that ensure all communities can access them.

  • Ensure all council policies and activities explicitly consider their impact on the climate and environment.

    Maintain close relationships with regional and national, civil and emergency response ensuring our capabilities are tested and up to date.

  • Hold council accountable for achieving it's sustainability goals. Currently there are no measurable targets and it's vision is vague.

    Ensure all communities have access to civil defence equipment. Currently there are communities with no ability to sustain themselves.

    Ensure new building developments take environmental sustainability into account not just economic sustainability.

  • Ensure that the Upper Hutt Council follows through with its goal to be carbon neutral by 2035.

    Ensure that Upper Hutt is more resilient in the face of climate change, for example by promotion of water conservation.

    Ensure that the Upper Hutt residents are aware of the need to firstly look after themselves, then neighbours then their area.

  • Upper Hutt City Council has already committed to being carbon neutral by 2035 and I supported this timeline when it was initially proposed to be 2050.

    Commit to meaningful reduction of waste. Work through Hutt Valley Services Committee to manage waste and shared services.

  • Commit to council being carbon neutral by 2035.

  • Promote green living: conserve existing natural resources and plant at least 500 trees in new developing areas.

    Promote natural energy: continue usage of solar energy and promote electric vehicles in Upper Hutt city.

    Curtail factory-based pollutants and disposals, improve standard of machines and have a well disposable system for factory waste and emissions.

  • Incentivise constructing buildings which last for centuries to reduce carbon emissions, which come primarily from construction.

    Commit to reinforcing and enhancing the flood protection for the Hutt Valley given increased risk of flood in response to climate change.

    Commit to moving all council vehicles to electric and all council buildings to solar powered by 2031.

  • Continue to support the UHCC sustainability strategy and update it to adapt to new issues.

    Keeping up with the need for seismic strengthening and connecting with our local civil defence volunteers to improve council responses.

    Adapting to climate change by connecting communities and building houses with good earthquake, water, power, heating resilience.

  • Incentivising and encouraging low-carbon transport.

    Promote rainwater harvesting tanks.

    Transition the council fleet to hybrid/EV by 2025.

  • Ensure our civil defence and emergency for earthquake preparedness and extreme weather events are well funded and rehearsed.

    Fight for our police to have a permanent presence back at Upper Hutt Police Station to keep our city safe and support our firefighters.

    Climate change needs to be well reasoned. Not another top down approach, where we are being told what to do. Let's listen to the people.

  • Build community resilience and strengthen community centres.

    Build resilient infrastructure.

    Prepare the community for disasters. Develop contingency plans to support the population.

  • Resilience is a key word for adapting to climate change. Our infrastructure needs to be effective and robust. I will advocate for this.

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a world wide problem which we as a community have to have a plan that works. I am open to ideas on this.

    Earthquakes, floods and droughts can and will effect us greatly. A strong civil defence with links to local business will keep us strong and safe.

  • Commit to 10 percent reduction of emissions every year until 2032.

  • Grow investment in infrastructure replacement to ensure city can cope with changes ahead.

  • 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.

  • Continue the journey to being carbon neutral by 2025.

    Enhance existing community initiatives regarding sustainability, food stewardship and recycling.

    Create neighbourhood recycling hubs that ensure all communities can access them.

  • Ensure all council policies and activities explicitly consider their impact on the climate and environment.

    Maintain close relationships with regional and national, civil and emergency response ensuring our capabilities are tested and up to date.

  • Hold council accountable for achieving it's sustainability goals. Currently there are no measurable targets and it's vision is vague.

    Ensure all communities have access to civil defence equipment. Currently there are communities with no ability to sustain themselves.

    Ensure new building developments take environmental sustainability into account not just economic sustainability.

  • Ensure that the Upper Hutt Council follows through with its goal to be carbon neutral by 2035.

    Ensure that Upper Hutt is more resilient in the face of climate change, for example by promotion of water conservation.

    Ensure that the Upper Hutt residents are aware of the need to firstly look after themselves, then neighbours then their area.

  • Upper Hutt City Council has already committed to being carbon neutral by 2035 and I supported this timeline when it was initially proposed to be 2050.

    Commit to meaningful reduction of waste. Work through Hutt Valley Services Committee to manage waste and shared services.

  • Commit to council being carbon neutral by 2035.

  • Promote green living: conserve existing natural resources and plant at least 500 trees in new developing areas.

    Promote natural energy: continue usage of solar energy and promote electric vehicles in Upper Hutt city.

    Curtail factory-based pollutants and disposals, improve standard of machines and have a well disposable system for factory waste and emissions.

  • Incentivise constructing buildings which last for centuries to reduce carbon emissions, which come primarily from construction.

    Commit to reinforcing and enhancing the flood protection for the Hutt Valley given increased risk of flood in response to climate change.

    Commit to moving all council vehicles to electric and all council buildings to solar powered by 2031.

  • Continue to support the UHCC sustainability strategy and update it to adapt to new issues.

    Keeping up with the need for seismic strengthening and connecting with our local civil defence volunteers to improve council responses.

    Adapting to climate change by connecting communities and building houses with good earthquake, water, power, heating resilience.