Fresh faces and ideas are needed on the board and I’m pleased to put my name forward.
Many decisions face our community. Progress on key issues is slow, e.g Petone’s future development, Cross Valley Link, Esplanade traffic issues, McKenzie Pool, and parking. Enhancement of recreational and heritage assets needs more encouragement.
The board working with effective ward councillors could be achieving more for our residents.
It needs a balance of representatives, not domination by parties or interests. Reasoned discussion and debate, plus passion for Petone’s future are what I offer.
I’m an Employment Consultant and my wife Karen Arraj-Fisher began the “Made in Petone Arts and Craft Market”. Our children attend Beach St. Kindergarten and Sacred Heart School, where I’ve been a Board of Trustees member.
It would be a privilege to be elected as a Community Board member.
Top 5 Issues
- Preserving and enhancing Petone’s heritage and character. We must ensure balanced and progressive development.
- Cross Valley Link – this is vital, not only to the development of Gracefield/Seaview industrial area, employment, and business retention but also to Petone’s Esplanade traffic flows and environment.
- Traffic and parking issues in Petone.
- Keeping Petone’s water fluoride-free.
- Completing the Jackson Street lighting and road upgrades.
Mike Fisher - an independent voice for Petone:
Throughout my career I have worked to help people achieve their goals and now I want to put something back into my community. I worked previously in the public service and for the last 12 years have worked in the training, literacy and employment sectors.
I’m married to Karen Arraj-Fisher, who began the “Made in Petone” arts and craft market. Our children attend Sacred Heart School Petone and Petone Beach Kindergarten.
As a father bringing up future Petone residents, I want to see a community that embraces and protects its past, grows responsibly, and continues to progress and maintain its status as a vital vibrant part of the greater Wellington region.
ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY
Conflicts of Interest
Authorised by Mike Fisher of 26 South Street, Petone
Questions answered by Mike Fisher
Mike Fisher's Reply
Thank you for the question.
I believe the Cross Valley Link is crucial to alleviating a number of problems in our area - traffic reduction on The Esplanade, reducing heavy truck traffic on Petone - Ngauranga stretch and supporting business and employment options in the Seaview/gracefield area.
Upgrading SH2 Petone - Ngauranga is also important, as we have seen with constant holdups with winter slips and heavvy peak congestion. That said i am very much in favour of train network upgrades to boost patronage and reliability of the system.
I think we need to look closely at SH 58 upgrades as needed to work in with Transmission Gully and the flow on of traffic to/from Hutt Valley.
I believe a road from Petone to Grenada is inevitable in the medium to long term, the question is routing and consultation to determine the best possible decision is made.check out other candidate's answers
Results - Final
- Tui Lewis
- Michael Lulich
- Mason Branch
- Gerald Davidson
- Richard Cole
- Peter Foaese
- Mary Lochore
- Terrence Broad
- Mike Fisher
- Neil Newman
- Graeme Sharman
- Shawn Manders
- Robert Hutton