As Mayor of Wellington for nine years, I did much to shape this wonderful city.
I helped develop its vitality and charm.
I now introduce myself to you, the voters of the Lambton Ward, and I offer to faithfully represent you for the next 3 years on the Wellington City Council.
Top 5 Issues
- INVEST IN INFRASTRUCTURE TO SUPPORT POPULATION GROWTH
We favoured citizens of the Lambton Ward are virtually within the inner border of the Town Belt which was established by the early settlers in 1840. We will need a continuous upgrading of existing services such as roading, drainage, tunnels, cycle tracks, lighting, increased reserve areas with much artificial turfing - and why - because inevitably and happily the population of our ward will increase dramatically within 20 years, as it has over the past 20.
- SUPPORT BUSINESS GROWTH
Lambton Ward will accommodate an increasing number of businesses, mainly in the lobbying and IT categories and we should this city to continue to expand in these fields in the CBD section of our Ward.
- ENSURE WATERFRONT ACCESSIBILITY
Our Ward adjoins th waterfront with Wellington Harbour. We should ensure that junctions remains accessible, unexploited with buildings near the inner harbour. Hopefully CentrePort Wellington will desist from exploiting its land with multi-storied office buildings to the detriment of the CBD. That policy is the alienation of working and container areas which will be required if CentrePort fulfills its real purpose and builds the port into an attractive and greatly increased maritime import/export centre.
- ENCOURAGE EDUCATION INDUSTRY GROWTH
About the only industry left in Dunedin is the University. That does not apply in Wellington. Yet education is a growing industry here, particularly in the Lambton Ward. The expansion of Victoria University into the CBD is to be applauded. What a goat Canterbury University was to uproot itself from the City and rebuild in Ilam miles away. The Wellington City Council does well to encourage Victoria University and Massey University into the City.
- ADVOCATE INFORMATION TRANSPARENCY
It should be made abundantly clear to citizens and WCC employees what policies the Council initiates and determines, and what costs or savings flow from such changes. Information about costs and salaries of elected persons and staff should also be readily available to interested persons.
I am also hopeful that Councillors, newly elected and re-elected, will act in groups, constructively and without rancour, and with a lessening of individual agendas to reach positive recommendations.
Authorised by Michael Fowler of 30 Goring St, Thorndon, Wellington
Results - Final
- Ian McKinnon
- Iona Pannett
- Stephanie Cook
- Marcus Ganley
- Michael Fowler
- Mark Greening
- John Bishop
- Adam Cunningham
- Kris Price