Riccarton Wigram Community Board
H: 980 9438
M: 0274 303 132
After representing you, the Riccarton / Wigram Ward residents and business people for 15 years on the Community Board, I now wish for your support to represent you at the Council Table.
I have also served you for 2 terms as Chair of the Community Board. I know the area, the issues and problems. I enjoy making contact with you when an issue arises and working through to a satisfactory outcome.
This Ward has some real issues with growth and development, including the Wigram Air Base, Halswell, Aidenfield, and Awatea Block. The construction of the Southern Motorway is due to start in 2008/9. Our Ward is where the major growth and development will take place over the next 7 to 10 years. We need to get it right and minimise any negative side effects on our existing residents and Communities.
Transport, traffic and roading have been my specialty areas along with a range of social matters affecting our Communities. I have lived and worked in this Ward for over 40 years.
I have led the development of the Blenheim Road Deviation, Expansion of Halswell Domain, the new Community Hall in Templeton, and the proposed new Aquatic Facility, along with solutions to traffic congestion and other issues surrounding Hornby Mall. We must not forget our rural residents and their particular issues. I won’t forget the basics of Rubbish, Road maintenance and Rates. I am committed to keeping our essential services in public ownership.
I have the knowledge and experience to represent you well at City Council level. Being part of the 2021 team will give me added support to achieve the Goals we set for the City through our vision for the best City in New Zealand by the year 2021.