Petone offers a special environment that provides our friendly community with multiple opportunities. It is important that we celebrate and protect Petone’s heritage and promote initiatives that build on and enhance what we enjoy today.
Future development should be sympathetic with Petone’s heritage and enable Petone to remain fresh and vibrant. That requires community facilities to be maintained and enhanced to meet our growing community’s needs and careful management of the environmental and traffic impacts of our city’s development.
With my experience across central and local government, not for profit and private sectors in accounting, technology, training and business development roles; I look forward to the opportunity of advocating for and representing the Petone community in achieving pragmatic solutions that deliver the right results.
Top 5 Issues
- Transport & infrastructure - Petone provides a number of key transport links to the wider Hutt Valley & Wellington region. Just as their economic and social benefits should be maximised, the negative impacts , like congestion and pollution, must be proactively managed. The Petone community must remain an active stakeholder with other agencies in planning & implementing infrastructure solutions that enable the Petone community to thrive.
- Facilities that meet Petone's needs - The esplanade is a core community asset that forms an integral part of Petone. The community should have convenient and safe access to the esplanade from the surrounding community and amenities. Likewise recreational facilities, like the McKenzie pool, must be maintained and upgraded to meet current and future community needs.
- Heritage - Petone's heritage and special character underpins the community’s popularity and lifestyle. While a community must not stagnate, change must be sympathetic with the areas character. Proactive action should be maintained to continue the ongoing preservation and rejuvenation of Petone.
- Development & Planning – Petone faces a number of issues in the near future that require decisions followed by action. Good outcomes need careful planning, consultation and effective communication. This will ensure we simply don’t make things happen, but make the right things happen. The Petone Community Plan provides a sound base to guide future decisions and discussions that are sympathetic to Petone special needs.
- Representation & Engagement – The progress Petone has achieved must not be lost, and complacency must not develop. The proactive participation of residents is important for successful representation and decisions that meet the needs of the local community. This requires representatives that are open minded, pragmatic and accessible who are there for the community and not to promote other agendas or ideologies .
I work as an Accountant/Advisor, most recently in central government and have a background in a range of corporate, education, & business development roles.
My motivation for standing is to be part of a community board that actively engages with and represents the community and responds to its needs. Petone has much to be proud of and I am committed to ensuring this remains.
Authorised by Shawn Manders of 12 Bay Street Petone
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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