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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)


The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

John Davies Albany Ward candidate
John Davies
Albany Ward and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
  • Ensure council encourages diversified water collection by residents to support the water infrastructure in times of depleted water sources.
  • Focus on having a clear and shared vision for how Auckland Council develops freshwater policy and makes future decisions.
  • Understand rural Auckland will have different needs to suburban Auckland and develop freshwater policy with sensitivity for those needs.
Jake Law Albany Ward candidate
Jake Law
Albany Ward and Hibiscus and Bays Local Board
  • Protect the water of our beaches and bays by improving water infrastructure so that they remain safe for swimming and recreation.
  • Establish a water quality workforce to monitor levels of siltation in fresh water streams and rivers.
  • Protect natural aquifers from being sold or used for commerce, maintaining the natural flow of waterways.
Wayne Walker Albany Ward
Wayne Walker
Albany Ward
  • Implement, fund and incentivise recently developed 'Water Strategy' across the region.
  • Apply a catchment-based and integrated approach including education, monitoring, measurement, management and accountability.
  • Apply conservation initiatives for water including a requirement for cleaner production and contractual obligations to avoid water wastage.

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