Occupation: Funeral and Wedding Celebrant, Care worker in Mental health, Parent and current elected member of Waikouaiti Coast community Board
My Goal for Dunedin City Council this triennium is to change the current relationships we have with the public, with the regional council to improve bus services and central government so that we receive the funding required to enact practical, well-planned solutions for our future.
My priorities will include strengthening core infrastructure, tackling the housing crisis, continuing work on healthier homes, addressing coastal erosion issues, providing cheaper public transport and more parking!
The most daunting growth challenges Dunedin faces is meeting the demand for housing for its increasing population. The power of the public purse needs to shift from central government back to local government, to best meet the needs of our residents. Localism is the key !The council needs to link residential growth to the infrastructure capacity of the community an example being that roads or other public facilities be deemed adequate to meet demands.