Wellington has come a long way in the last twenty years! Despite the Global Economic situation and Government cutbacks Wellington consistently tops the National Quality of Life Survey and is rated among the best cities worldwide to live in. We’re United Nations #1 Liveable Community for cities between 150,000 and 400,000. Siemens rated us Australasia’s Greenest City and Lonely Planet ‘the Coolest Little Capital’.
Our future is exciting – if we are willing to grasp it and have a can-do, will-do attitude. I’ve been privileged to play a lead role driving many of the initiatives that have made a huge difference. These include the planning framework that’s encouraged a dynamic mixed-use CBD; compact suburbs built around village centres; the on-going recovery of public transport and cycling; as well as the creation, management and restoration of undoubtedly the country’s best green belt and urban reserve network.
I get things done and deliver the results I promise. I understand the complex issues, and offer a consistent, clear, integrated vision and creative approach. I love working with you - residents, businesses, colleagues and council staff to make great things happen! I’ve worked with hundreds of people on issues large and small. I listen, am willing to change my position, but will also make the hard decisions when it counts.
Looking ahead we must keep working together as a city and region so future development enhances, rather than damages, the special features that make Wellington a great place to live, work and play. I hope you will again give me the privilege of being your councillor over the next three years. I will deliver.