Wellingtonians have told me they just want their council to deliver the basics.
We have water gushing down our streets and sewage spilling into our harbour. This simply isn’t good enough.
As Mayor, I will be focused on delivering tangible outcomes, not just glossy plans and wishlists.
- I will review Wellington City Council spending and reprioritise funding where possible to the four Ps: pools, pipes, potholes and playgrounds. These are the basics all residents should expect from their council, but standards have slipped in recent years and not enough money has been spent on maintaining our city’s assets. Putting the pride back into our city starts with these simple things. To ensure Wellingtonians have confidence that I’m delivering, I will publish a plan detailing how much money will be spent on a particular project and when.
- This review of council spending will include serious consideration of how to rebuild that capacity within the council so that we’re better equipped to deal with landslips, retaining wall issues and other civic construction.
- Now that we have a Government and council decision with regards to Let’s Get Wellington Moving, I will work with all parties to see how construction can be accelerated from its current 2028 date.
- I will be a pragmatic and constructive partner to central Government so that Wellington’s critical three waters infrastructure can benefit from the proposed reforms.