Peter Humphreys is standing on the Community Voice ticket.
|Policy||Policy Description||Our Rating|
|Climate Change||Higher temperatures - Heightened water demand - River flows are likely to be lower in summer and higher in winter- Increased risks of heat stress and subtropical diseases for humans and animals - Rivers likely to be lower in summer and higher in winter - Warmer temperatures increasing the risk of localised extinction for some local species - Farming costs associated with changing land activities to suit a new climate.|
|Transport Priorities||I would like HCC to take over governance of the local bus service contract, thereby considering investment into bus services rather than roading infrastructure. Build dedicated cycle ways to make it safer for cyclists.|
|Waste and Recycling||Look at schemes similar to extreme waste in Raglan, maybe a more holistic option is available here? “Within just 13 years, Xtreme Waste has helped the community to divert 75% of waste from landfill” “Xtreme Waste employs local people and operates a recycling centre and transfer station, kerbside recycling, pre-paid bag refuse collection, business waste collection, street waste and recycling bins and miniskip hire. It also offers an education programme for schools, businesses and communities, funded by Waikato District Council and works in partnership with the EERST Zero Waste Education Programme.|
|Housing Development||More inner city dwellings that are respectful of the architecture, culture and lifestyle of the city. Lobby central government to put in restrictions on purchasing residential investment properties for tax benefits and capital gain. provide housing supply to a whole range of people not just four bedroom houses with 2 garages. Many of the people I work with at the night shelter require 1 bedroom accommodation.|
|Managing Resources||Educate people, publish water usage all through the year, highlight that usage and explain the consequences of exceeding sensible use quotients.
We only highlight water wastage when we have droughts and many people react and preserve water at these times, I am sure that the same scheme could be used to educate that wastage is a year round problem.
New dwellings should have systems installed that recycle the gray/waste water and a financial incentive should be given to developers and property owners to encourage this.
With regards to land, I would again emphasis the importance of developing the intercity for more residential use.
|City Centre Garden Place||Garden Place should be a pedestrian only space the shared vehicle and pedestrian area in Garden Place should be removed. This is not necessary and the increased proposed spaces for parking in Garden Place should not be allowed to occur. We need to revert Garden Place to a pedestrian, family-friendly space that is safe to use.
I see the increase residential activity crucial to lifting the city centre from its current time Rocky Horror time warp. Get all the cities stake holder together around the table to come up with a community initiated plan. So my vision for the city centre is that it is a more liveable pedestrian friendly place that is safe for everybody.