Yes. It would be nice to say no in principle, however there are costs to deliver services and ensure our city meets residents' needs. I support innovative ways to minimise rates rises, along with responsible financial management.
No. I don't believe centralising management of our water assets will provide better outcomes, quite possibly the opposite. Infrastructure needs to be adequately resourced, managed, and monitored. I believe this is best done at the source - regionally.
No. I believe there is sound consultation and strategy in place to preserve and improve our environment.
Yes. Make doing business with NPDC as easy to use as possible. Foster a culture of business success to drive community success and wellbeing.
Yes. Over a period of time I thought no, democracy shall prove eligibility and success. Through education I believe authentic partnership with mana whenua honours Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Ensure communications outward are clear and transparent, encourage and make interactions easy-to-use. Engage with all sectors of community young, old, impaired, sports, culture groups, make it easy and fun.
New Plymouth is behind our peer regions in sport and community facilities. The Tūparikino Hub is an opportunity to provide an inclusive and accessible asset in the heart of the city. Do it once and do it right.
Listening, engaging with our people and identifying areas of need to prioritise impact and outcomes. Appoint an effective CEO through sound process.