West Coast Regional Council

Buller Constituency
The West Coast Regional Council makes decisions about managing resources in the region, such as air, water, soil and the coastline. It also carries out plant and pest control, helps prepare for natural disasters, and is involved in regional transport. The council is made up of seven councillors. Councillors are elected to represent constituencies (areas in the region). Two councillors will be elected from the Buller constituency. 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 West Coast Regional Council election.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Support Waka Kotahi critical Tasman Sea wave threatened SH6 at Fox River and Coastal highways. Continue monitoring Interlock pods.

    Establish, maintain Landslide data. Review Westport Airport for Resilience. Establish with BDC and Private enterprise Plan and upgrade of Westport Port for shipping. Protection of the Kiwi Rail lines for export to Lyttleton.

  • Public transport between main centres daily at an affordable cost (preferably free for locals). Seek central government funding to support.

    Provision for safe walking and cycling along all roads. E-scooters in bike lanes. NZTA financial support along state highways.

    Establish electric vehicle chargers in all townships.

  • Our land transport systems are being attacked by weather events daily. Waka Kotahi are charged with producing a climate adaptation plan.

    Establishing more robust regional objectives and priorities is crucial for the economic survival of business. The region's highways are a mess.

    A safe, robust and reliable transport network.

  • Focus on the best flood mitigation options for the Buller River.

    Recent history shows that local government has focus on minor issues at the expense of extreme and identified hazards.

    Focus less on cycle ways and bridges to nowhere and more on preventing damaging flooding.

  • Public transport is not available in small towns. Consideration needs to be given to separate cycleways/wheelchair linking town amenities.

    Zoning for suitable town housing, retirement villages, and age care homes needs to be within walking distance of town infrastructure/shops.

    Keeping our railways and harbours open will enable overseas access for local industry, as we ride the highs and lows of globalisation.

  • Support and advocate for the reintroduction of the special purpose roads funding model.

    Ensure the allocation of sufficient funding is available for maintenance and improvements of the roading network.

    Encourage programmes to improve road safety.

  • Support Waka Kotahi critical Tasman Sea wave threatened SH6 at Fox River and Coastal highways. Continue monitoring Interlock pods.

    Establish, maintain Landslide data. Review Westport Airport for Resilience. Establish with BDC and Private enterprise Plan and upgrade of Westport Port for shipping. Protection of the Kiwi Rail lines for export to Lyttleton.

  • Public transport between main centres daily at an affordable cost (preferably free for locals). Seek central government funding to support.

    Provision for safe walking and cycling along all roads. E-scooters in bike lanes. NZTA financial support along state highways.

    Establish electric vehicle chargers in all townships.

  • Our land transport systems are being attacked by weather events daily. Waka Kotahi are charged with producing a climate adaptation plan.

    Establishing more robust regional objectives and priorities is crucial for the economic survival of business. The region's highways are a mess.

    A safe, robust and reliable transport network.

  • Focus on the best flood mitigation options for the Buller River.

    Recent history shows that local government has focus on minor issues at the expense of extreme and identified hazards.

    Focus less on cycle ways and bridges to nowhere and more on preventing damaging flooding.

  • Public transport is not available in small towns. Consideration needs to be given to separate cycleways/wheelchair linking town amenities.

    Zoning for suitable town housing, retirement villages, and age care homes needs to be within walking distance of town infrastructure/shops.

    Keeping our railways and harbours open will enable overseas access for local industry, as we ride the highs and lows of globalisation.

  • Support and advocate for the reintroduction of the special purpose roads funding model.

    Ensure the allocation of sufficient funding is available for maintenance and improvements of the roading network.

    Encourage programmes to improve road safety.