Roger Hennebry is standing on the Rates Control ticket.
|Policy||Policy Description||Our Rating|
|Climate Change||The challenges for the city could include low river levels which may affect draw off and discharge issues. I believe that grey water collection would alleviate pressure on fresh water.|
|Transport Priorities||I would like to explore the possibly of a water taxi between the city centre and north east/southeast.|
|Waste and Recycling||I'm pleased to tell I was part of the council that Introduced the green plastic recycle bins in 2001. A lot of 1 and 2's are still not being reused , just strapped and dumped. I'd like to work on innovative markets for their reuse and then pursue 3's and 4's|
|Housing Development||Development and housing should also include social and pensioner housing. This council has chosen to pull the rug out on pensioner housing and sold them for a song! I've already submitted to council that Hamilton needs a policy to enable providers of social and pensioner housing to provide for the shortage that the council isn't providing. With one million seniors projected for 2026 (a quarter of our population) there will be a catastrophe is nothing is done.|
|Managing Resources||Currently it is first in first served for water allocation, this is unfair. Regional council allocates water resources not the city council. I do not support water meters, if re-elected I would advocate to fix the 10-20 per cent leakage first. Land: land banking rates need to be charged at a proper level to encourage development and not charged as a rural rate. Currently there is only 69 sections available for residential homes.|
|City Centre Garden Place||Over the years council has changed garden place many times. It has spend $3 million in the last 3 yrs and talk of another change, the main thing we need to do is get people there. I propose free parking in the CBD after 10am and would encourage retailers to open from10am - 7pm, to pick up on the 20,000 plus workers to linger longer after work. If just 1 percent did this it would make if a safer and more viable place. Let's put the heart back into the city.|