Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty

The mayor is the leader of the council. Their job is to promote a vision for the district 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 Western Bay of Plenty District 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.

  • Promote and support community led water quality and preservation actions across all decision making areas of council

    Increase knowledge, skills and awareness of waste Minimisation and management initiatives in Western Bay of Plenty. For locals – by locals

    Support and socialise community insights to increase the profile of environmental drivers and challenges across and within communities

  • Reform its waste minimisation model to increase recycling, reduce costs on rates and increase user pays for rubbish disposal

    Minimise energy wastage in council buildings and vehicles (eg more solar power, switch to electric vehicles, complete the rollout of LED street lights).

  • Consult with tangata whenua and have their responses taken seriously.

    Sustain businesses to achieve minimal environmental disruption to their work space.

    Minimise waste to discover new methodologies in discarding rubbish other than landfill.

  • Protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity by supporting community-led pest control.

    Enhance native plantings on council land.

    Explore opportunities for recycling more materials.

  • Canvass ratepayers for feedback on a council run rubbish collection.

    Review water resilience measures for council to cater for expected temperature increases during summer.

    Look into progress on the quality improvements for our waterways.

  • Protect and improve water quality by reducing the opportunity for contaminants to enter waterways. Increased use of retention ponds.

    Require greater efforts to prevent the spread of weed species – largely a regional council responsibility.

    Greater education so that individuals are aware of actions they can take or habits they can change to reduce impacts on the environment.

  • Promote and support community led water quality and preservation actions across all decision making areas of council

    Increase knowledge, skills and awareness of waste Minimisation and management initiatives in Western Bay of Plenty. For locals – by locals

    Support and socialise community insights to increase the profile of environmental drivers and challenges across and within communities

  • Reform its waste minimisation model to increase recycling, reduce costs on rates and increase user pays for rubbish disposal

    Minimise energy wastage in council buildings and vehicles (eg more solar power, switch to electric vehicles, complete the rollout of LED street lights).

  • Consult with tangata whenua and have their responses taken seriously.

    Sustain businesses to achieve minimal environmental disruption to their work space.

    Minimise waste to discover new methodologies in discarding rubbish other than landfill.

  • Protect and enhance indigenous biodiversity by supporting community-led pest control.

    Enhance native plantings on council land.

    Explore opportunities for recycling more materials.

  • Canvass ratepayers for feedback on a council run rubbish collection.

    Review water resilience measures for council to cater for expected temperature increases during summer.

    Look into progress on the quality improvements for our waterways.

  • Protect and improve water quality by reducing the opportunity for contaminants to enter waterways. Increased use of retention ponds.

    Require greater efforts to prevent the spread of weed species – largely a regional council responsibility.

    Greater education so that individuals are aware of actions they can take or habits they can change to reduce impacts on the environment.