When elected Banks Peninsula’s councillor three years ago, I promised to deliver lasting benefits for us all.
I’ve kept my word.
The investment I’ve secured at the Council table is impressive. Roads and bridges, reserves and playgrounds, water and waste systems, wharves, harbours and community halls are being put right. People tell me they’ve noticed the difference. Known as a hardworker, respected as the Peninsula’s quietly effective voice, I’ve delivered these results without fuss or political grandstanding.
I’ve lived here for more than two decades; I know this place, I’m part of it.
I’m asking for your renewed support to-
Safeguard the Peninsula’s voice with local leadership from a local councillor
Construct Lyttelton’s separate port access road
Unlock Lyttelton harbour’s open space potential, including its waterfront
Resolve Akaroa’s water shortages
Advance Little River’s wastewater infrastructure
Promote increased partnerships and incentives for environmental good
Vote Claudia Reid for Banks Peninsula
Top 5 Issues
- Safeguard Banks Peninsula's voice
Local leadership and local representation is Banks Peninsula's single greatest need.
Any attempt to silence its voice whether its with arms-length representation, or removing its ward and councillor, must be rejected.
I rejected it last year and we can do it again.
I am local. I have lived here for 23 years.
- Prosperous Lyttelton
For too long, Lyttelton has been distanced from its own main street and waterfront by the commercial activities of the port.
I have actively promoted a future that honours both town and company, one that takes the heavy port traffic off Norwich Quay and links town to public waterfront areas. Funding has been allocated, the project team is in place, and planning is set to begin. As the Port Company moves out of its inner harbour base, the Council wants to move in.
We are all excited by LPC's idea to develop an inner harbour marina. For my part, I will work constructively to integrate high quality public good facilities with its commercial marina development.
- Promoting environmental good
It's clear that Council's community grants system, with its focus on strong communities, doesn't hit the mark when it comes to environmental effort.
I will introduce a dedicated environmental funding scheme. Further than that I will promote incentives that advance environmental good - biodiversity, water conservation, and walking access are examples.
- Continued infrastructural improvement
We've fixed what's essential first, but more is needed. I will support a programme of continued improvement to resolve Akaroa's water supply shortage, advance a wastewater service for Little River and Birdlings Flat, deliver new services to smaller communites and begin to address our built heritage.
Banks Peninsula is a special place, a place with its own way of doing things and seeing the world. It is a region which places great value on retaining its identity and its own clear voice. It isn't a place you simply walk into and expect to know immediately. After 23 years living here I count myself as a proud Peninsula person. I know its people, its communities, and after serving as its elected representative at the Council table for three years, its needs and aspirations.
Known as a hard-worker, someone who listens and gets results, I have secured a formidable Council investment in Banks Peninsula. It includes a $100 million package of water and wastewater improvements. It's a commitment that will see all our rural drinking water supplies made safe and plentiful, it will take our wastewater from Lyttelton harbour, and it will deliver new community water and wastewater supplies to Charteris Bay, Wainui and Little River. There's funding to design and construct a separate port access road at Lyttelton. Two new regional parks have been purchased, one at Misty Peaks, the other at Te Oka, and I'm optimistic that Purau Headland can become the third. We've purchased and restored Lyttelton's Grubb Cottage.
But my personal highlight has been the protection of Takapuneke historic reserve - the symbol of a new beginning for us all.
I’ve become as fascinated by the mechanics of water and wastewater, as I am by art and culture.
I chair Akaroa's Water and Wastewater Working Party. We're close to finalising our work on Akaroa's wastewater issues - I'm hopeful we can relocate Akaroa's wastewater treatment plant from Takapuneke as part of this process. That done, we'll soon refocus our efforts to resolve Akaroa's water shortages. It's a privilege to chair this community team.
I'm a Trust-board member of Canterbury Museum, one of this country's leading cultural institutions. I’m part of Council's Public Art Advisory team that's creating a dynamic artistic programme of public sculptures for Christchurch. I've even judged the country's best sandcastle competition, it's a Boxing Day tradition at Le Bons Bay.
I’m a director of Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism. Together we've weathered an economic storm, held and grown visitor numbers for Christchurch and Canterbury during a tough year and collaboratively managed the arrival of larger cruise liner stopovers at Akaroa.
There's been the bread and butter work of bylaw reform, especially pulling city and peninsula regulations together.
I've been a major contributor to a significant programme of environmental work that will guide Council's effort on water supply, surface water, public open space, climate change and biodiversity in the decades to come. I chaired Council's Public Open Space strategy. I’m honoured to be a member of the Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust and I've been entrusted to represent Council on the Canterbury Water Management Strategy's Regional Committee as well as two of its zone committees (Selwyn-Waihora and Banks Peninsula). What a responsibility we all have to make this work.
During the past three years, I've driven tens of thousands of kilometres across the Peninsula, replaced a few windscreens and a couple of sets of tyres. My husband, Christopher Moore, arts editor at the Press doesn't see me much.
Above all, I've quietly and effectively carried the Peninsula's voice directly to the Council table. We're beginning to see the results.
Authorised by Claudia Reid of 69 Marine Drive, Diamond Harbour