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(Note below are policies first for those candidates who have listed information with us - the rest can be found at - thank you to Policy NZ who have granted permission for us to reproduce the information below)

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

John Davies Albany Ward candidate
John Davies
Albany Ward and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
  • Follow the science in making decisions, prioritising solutions for local issues.
  • Act on the science to manage and where possible resist rising sea levels to preserve today's population's existing living situation.
  • Insist council shows where science indicates it's safe to build and adjust planning and consenting to build away from future trouble spots.
Jake Law Albany Ward candidate
Jake Law
Albany Ward and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
  • Commit to and advocate for changes that reduce carbon emissions drastically.
  • Upgrade water systems infrastructure to minimise the effects of flooding and sea level rise.
  • Improve reliability and frequency of public transport systems to reduce private transport use and reduce emissions.
Wayne Walker Albany Ward
Wayne Walker
Albany Ward
  • Collaborate actively with businesses/community to lead emissions reduction to reduce emissions faster, bigger, more economically.
  • Increase access and uptake of electric vehicles including cars, bikes, buses and ferries.
  • Emphasize a behavioural change imperative to reduce emissions and incentivise for rapid take-up

For all candidate responses on climate change and resilience visit

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