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.

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.

  • Advocate for and support important roading projects such as Takitimu North Link stage 2 and the Katikati Bypass.

    Expand and improve the walking and cycling network, such as by building the Athenree Crossing, and creating cycle routes that avoid State Highway 2.

    Advocate for better public transport in our district.

  • Work with central government to minimise traffic congestion that will lower our road safety fatalities.

    Develop access roads and bridges to community services.

    Increase the frequency of public transport making it attractive to new users and viable through a different vehicle mode.

  • Stop avoiding the council's legislated role of building bus benches and shelters. Start with benches at bus stops by retirement homes.

    Invest in walking and cycling through building cost effective infrastructure that does not cost so much per km. Get more value for money spent.

    Advocate for road tunnel under Kaimais to ease congestion and environmental costs on State Highway 2 and State Highway 29.

  • Try to encourage the regional council to make public transport free.

  • Work with central government to build a new cycle lane to the airport.

    Work with central government to increase transport infrastructure from a localised view, pulling local levers and keeping investment in Western Bay of Plenty.

    Work with existing and emergent transport leaders to fashion an integrated and responsive mindset for Western Bay of Plenty transport issues.

  • Develop public transport options that are more practical, eg smaller buses.

    Ensure that TNL does not stop at Te Puna but that second stage is completed to Omokoroa. Hasten completion of B to B and Tauriko improvement.

    Maximise the amount of freight carried by rail. This would be of significant advantage to our roading network.

  • Advocate for and support important roading projects such as Takitimu North Link stage 2 and the Katikati Bypass.

    Expand and improve the walking and cycling network, such as by building the Athenree Crossing, and creating cycle routes that avoid State Highway 2.

    Advocate for better public transport in our district.

  • Work with central government to minimise traffic congestion that will lower our road safety fatalities.

    Develop access roads and bridges to community services.

    Increase the frequency of public transport making it attractive to new users and viable through a different vehicle mode.

  • Stop avoiding the council's legislated role of building bus benches and shelters. Start with benches at bus stops by retirement homes.

    Invest in walking and cycling through building cost effective infrastructure that does not cost so much per km. Get more value for money spent.

    Advocate for road tunnel under Kaimais to ease congestion and environmental costs on State Highway 2 and State Highway 29.

  • Try to encourage the regional council to make public transport free.

  • Work with central government to build a new cycle lane to the airport.

    Work with central government to increase transport infrastructure from a localised view, pulling local levers and keeping investment in Western Bay of Plenty.

    Work with existing and emergent transport leaders to fashion an integrated and responsive mindset for Western Bay of Plenty transport issues.

  • Develop public transport options that are more practical, eg smaller buses.

    Ensure that TNL does not stop at Te Puna but that second stage is completed to Omokoroa. Hasten completion of B to B and Tauriko improvement.

    Maximise the amount of freight carried by rail. This would be of significant advantage to our roading network.