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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Protect our water quality. This is the number 1 task of any council I am proud of what we have here and will strive to keep our water the best.

    Support predator-free policies to help us and future generations. This is a must as already we are seeing more birdlife and less rodents.

    Increase recycling stations and education. 1 at Harcourt Park, 1 at Trentham Memorial Park and 1 in Silverstream will work as well as the existing 1.

  • 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.

  • Support Three Waters.

    Protect the wetlands and the native forests.

    Improve the health of the Hutt River.

  • Improve council handling of environmental matters - rubbish, recycling, climate change adjustments, resilience of landforms.

  • Investigate recycling options to ensure highest take up of recycling from residents. Revisit curb side options for rubbish and recycling.

    Ensure accurate modelling of water run-off for potential building development sites. Currently there are questions about the Pinehaven hills.

  • Increase planting of natives at council parks and in public spaces.

    Partner with community groups to enable further restoration of natural spaces, eg Mawaihokana Stream.

    Introduce a council strategy for community gardens.

  • Support and empower communities to lead environmental initiatives within their immediate neighbourhood.

    Determine how waste is ending up in our waterways and flowing down our river. Work together to prevent it from getting into our waterways.

    Review the higher landfill charges which create a perverse incentive of increased dumping of waste into the natural environment.

  • Promote awareness campaign for mitigating littering in Hutt River.

    Maintain food chain. The birds corridor like Silverstream areas should be well conserved by maintaining food chain.

    Campaign for recyclable use in Upper Hutt.

  • Support preserving the Silverstream Spur as a wildlife reserve in line with the reason it was originally acquired by council.

    Support sensible and economically sustainable storm and waste water planning in concert with city and residential growth.

  • Introduce rain harvesting tanks for new green fields developments.

    Continue to oppose the application of 1080 poison in our drinking water catchment.

    Support our local trappers and hunters as they are providing a clean method of pest control.

  • Ensure that Upper Hutt protects its natural resources at the same time as providing infrastructure for residents.

  • Though primarily a Greater Wellington Region Council function, strengthen by-laws around green spaces, especially with high other urban development.

  • Educate communities on the importance of biodiversity and environmental health.

    Develop accessible waste management and recycling options.

    Provide alternatives for water supply that don't rely on council or mains provision.

  • Ensure Upper Hutt residents conserve water through provision of rainwater tanks.

    Encourage Upper Hutt residents to reduce their waste through appropriate education programmes.

    Introduce kerbside recycling paid through rates.

  • Commit to a structural review of Upper Hutt's waterworks to ensure they are fit for purpose into the future.

    Commit to a review of waste management practice within Upper Hutt to improve the breadth of recycling through the region.

    Save our hillsides from subsistence and environmental destruction due to excessive housing development.

  • 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.

  • Protect our water quality. This is the number 1 task of any council I am proud of what we have here and will strive to keep our water the best.

    Support predator-free policies to help us and future generations. This is a must as already we are seeing more birdlife and less rodents.

    Increase recycling stations and education. 1 at Harcourt Park, 1 at Trentham Memorial Park and 1 in Silverstream will work as well as the existing 1.

  • 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.

  • Support Three Waters.

    Protect the wetlands and the native forests.

    Improve the health of the Hutt River.

  • Improve council handling of environmental matters - rubbish, recycling, climate change adjustments, resilience of landforms.

  • Investigate recycling options to ensure highest take up of recycling from residents. Revisit curb side options for rubbish and recycling.

    Ensure accurate modelling of water run-off for potential building development sites. Currently there are questions about the Pinehaven hills.

  • Increase planting of natives at council parks and in public spaces.

    Partner with community groups to enable further restoration of natural spaces, eg Mawaihokana Stream.

    Introduce a council strategy for community gardens.

  • Support and empower communities to lead environmental initiatives within their immediate neighbourhood.

    Determine how waste is ending up in our waterways and flowing down our river. Work together to prevent it from getting into our waterways.

    Review the higher landfill charges which create a perverse incentive of increased dumping of waste into the natural environment.

  • Promote awareness campaign for mitigating littering in Hutt River.

    Maintain food chain. The birds corridor like Silverstream areas should be well conserved by maintaining food chain.

    Campaign for recyclable use in Upper Hutt.

  • Support preserving the Silverstream Spur as a wildlife reserve in line with the reason it was originally acquired by council.

    Support sensible and economically sustainable storm and waste water planning in concert with city and residential growth.

  • Introduce rain harvesting tanks for new green fields developments.

    Continue to oppose the application of 1080 poison in our drinking water catchment.

    Support our local trappers and hunters as they are providing a clean method of pest control.

  • Ensure that Upper Hutt protects its natural resources at the same time as providing infrastructure for residents.

  • Though primarily a Greater Wellington Region Council function, strengthen by-laws around green spaces, especially with high other urban development.

  • Educate communities on the importance of biodiversity and environmental health.

    Develop accessible waste management and recycling options.

    Provide alternatives for water supply that don't rely on council or mains provision.

  • Ensure Upper Hutt residents conserve water through provision of rainwater tanks.

    Encourage Upper Hutt residents to reduce their waste through appropriate education programmes.

    Introduce kerbside recycling paid through rates.

  • Commit to a structural review of Upper Hutt's waterworks to ensure they are fit for purpose into the future.

    Commit to a review of waste management practice within Upper Hutt to improve the breadth of recycling through the region.

    Save our hillsides from subsistence and environmental destruction due to excessive housing development.