Cross Valley Link

Once the Petone to Grenada (P2G) Link Road is built, there is projected to be an additional 3,500 vehicles using Petone’s esplanade. There needs to be a new purpose built link road between SH2 and the Eastern Hutt. The importance of this Cross Valley Link road has long been disputed, for its low benefit to cost ratio – however once …

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Demystifying What Council Does

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Voter turnout at the last election was the lowest it’s ever been, and if this trend continues – this election will break that record again. I believe the main reason people don’t vote – is they don’t understand what council does, how it does it, and why it is so important in their day-to-day lives. Over the coming weeks I …

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Give Tourists More Reasons to Come

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Tourism is worth $24 billion to New Zealand & I don’t feel the Hutt City (or the Wellington region) is doing enough to get it’s fair share of this pie. We need to look at ways we can get tourists to stop in the Wellington region on their way south, as just being the gateway to the South Island isn’t a …

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Bring Big Events to Our City

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While the new events centre is undoubtably going to bring large conferences and events to our city, I want to see our council using public spaces for large events such as music festivals and concerts. The 2014/15 summer outdoor concerts at McEwan Park were highly successful for everyone involved, and I would love to see these (along with others) become …

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Business Incubator

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I want to establish a Business Incubator in the Hutt City for start-up businesses looking for a place to call home. A big hurdle for new businesses is the financial burden of finding a suitable lease & committing for 3+ years. Combine this with the expensive costs to fit the place out, and it’s no wonder why this puts a lot of …

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