Local issues

Christchurch has many important issues to resolve, through inclusive local governance

Economic and environmental sustainability
Employment, infrastructure and resource uses that reduce harm to planet Earth, biodiversity and all people – maximising sustainability. Decades of activism in the field has developed clear conclusions and strategies for change, through Sustainable Canterbury campaign group, now building Community Voice for more local level good.

Clean water
A decade of activism, organising and awareness-raising as Save Our Water. Ten years on so much has been affected and influenced by this successful local-electoral campaign. Protect all natural water sources for everyone and everything, quality and quantity – of life itself. Return full regional democracy to Canterbury!

Increase and improve the range of affordable housing, through a mix of incentives and social development. Viz our Princess Margaret Hospital policy. Care for all age ranges. Question all housing losses: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/87589267/editorial-christchurch-cycleways-worth-supporting-but-compulsory-demolition-a-step-too-far

More decision-making engagement, training, employment and healthy recreation opportunities. Start building a real future together, through local youth councils.

A council that truly reflects the city’s bi-cultural and multi-cultural community make-up.

Public transport
Needs steady attention and improvement for the post-quake city. Through establishment of a Barrington Issues Group in 2014, we have helped Spreydon community grow and express itself over a substandard local bus interchange, traffic safety planning, housing density and drainage, land contamination, suburban safety and cohesion, heritage retention and to bring back an inner-city shuttle bus: Call to reinstate yellow shuttle bus in central Christchurch – We can redouble this effort, if elected: Complaints show there’s a way to go to get Canterbury bus services right

Community resilience
Strong support for community gardens and productive fruit and nut trees, distributed through suburbs to increase food security. Community preparedness planning, to back that up versus hazards and emergencies. Engagement for raising neighbourhood safety.

Council bullies residents, Dalziel-Edwards dictate? – Worsleys Road intersection upgrade.

Public assets
Preserve and grow them well, for reducing rates and increasing public good.

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