Waimakariri District Council

Kaiapoi-Woodend Ward
The Waimakariri 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 10 councillors and the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in the district). Four councillors will be elected from the Kaiapoi-Woodend 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 Waimakariri District 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.

  • Commit to improving levels of service to residents and engagement.

    Commit to climate change adaptation. Address frequency of flooding and drainage improvements. Engage with coastal communities.

    Commit to measuring the councils carbon footprint as a first step to lowering emissions. Consider an EV vehicle fleet as finance permits.

  • To commit to a policy that allows the gradual integration of sensible environmental goals without compromising our quality of life.

    To commit to doing more research on actual changes in our coastal environment to better plan for subdivision developments and building rules.

    To commit to do all I can to ensure that civil defence and earthquake strengthening rules are fit for purpose (I hope lessons have been learnt).

  • Commit to supporting the community to mitigate the effects of climate change where this is possible.

    Commit to continue with planting natives to assist with reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Work to give people a realistic choice in how they travel to reduce vehicle use as even one less trip a week makes a difference.

  • We need to embrace sustainability as normal day-to-day practice. All decisions have to take into account emissions.

    Support connected, safer, friendly and more resilient communities, with the help of Neighbourhood Support North Canterbury.

    Use my business expertise to balance residents expectations with balancing the books, looking for efficiencies and economies of scale.

  • Reduce carbon footprint by promoting public transport for city commuters. Improve routes and travel times to make it a safe/viable option.

    Ensure that people in the Waimakariri district are 'Civil Defence Ready'. Promote getready.co.nz website within schools and workplaces.

  • Commit to improving levels of service to residents and engagement.

    Commit to climate change adaptation. Address frequency of flooding and drainage improvements. Engage with coastal communities.

    Commit to measuring the councils carbon footprint as a first step to lowering emissions. Consider an EV vehicle fleet as finance permits.

  • To commit to a policy that allows the gradual integration of sensible environmental goals without compromising our quality of life.

    To commit to doing more research on actual changes in our coastal environment to better plan for subdivision developments and building rules.

    To commit to do all I can to ensure that civil defence and earthquake strengthening rules are fit for purpose (I hope lessons have been learnt).

  • Commit to supporting the community to mitigate the effects of climate change where this is possible.

    Commit to continue with planting natives to assist with reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    Work to give people a realistic choice in how they travel to reduce vehicle use as even one less trip a week makes a difference.

  • We need to embrace sustainability as normal day-to-day practice. All decisions have to take into account emissions.

    Support connected, safer, friendly and more resilient communities, with the help of Neighbourhood Support North Canterbury.

    Use my business expertise to balance residents expectations with balancing the books, looking for efficiencies and economies of scale.

  • Reduce carbon footprint by promoting public transport for city commuters. Improve routes and travel times to make it a safe/viable option.

    Ensure that people in the Waimakariri district are 'Civil Defence Ready'. Promote getready.co.nz website within schools and workplaces.