Candidates: Hayley Robinson for Onslow Western Ward
We’ve provided a set of questions for the mayoral and councillor candidates to answer. See the current set of responses or read on for Hayley’s thoughts on Wellington, subjected to the 25-word parametric filter.
- What should be the city council’s role in helping homeless people and beggars?
Increasing affordable housing stock/implementing cross sector case management and supported housing as per Te Mahana strategy. See hayleyrobinson.com/home/
- What would you do to make Wellington more cycle and pedestrian friendly?
PT/cycles/pedestrian only Lambton Quay/part of Willis. Complete cycleways within 5 years (dangerous areas within 2). Cycle park-and-ride. More car park-and-ride. More bike…
- How do you think traffic flow to the hospital and airport should be improved?
Rapid bus transit for short/medium term. Consider light rail for long term. Alterations to intersections/traffic light cycles around Basin Reserve.
- What are your views on the suggestion Wellington needs to be “more than just Weta and Government” – what do you think are Wellington’s strengths?
All could be even better: walkability, highly-qualified workforce, current (under-promoted) attractions, access to green areas, harbour, dining, diversity and people.
- What will YOU do to get more investment, businesses, and business confidence in Wellington?
Propose Hundred Homes strategy; propose cutting low-infrastructure suburban-based business rates; propose no private vehicles in city centre; communicate regularly with SME’s and larger…
- What does Wellington need more of, and what does Wellington need less of?
More: affordable homes, cycle infrastructure, enterprises and jobs. Less: cuts to library spending and services, Council delays in answering queries, people without homes
- What would your city council provide for children and young people?
Complete modern library services, youth group facilities, warm dry housing their parents can afford, safer paths/roads around some schools, affordable public transport, safe cycleways.
- What steps would you take to encourage civic engagement?
Improve Council transparency, data availability and ensure online opportunities for public’s ideas/solutions. Enable public access to information before submission process. See www.hayleyrobinson.com/our-
- Tell us about your personal earthquake plan / What’s unusual about your earthquake kit?
Medicines separate and out of child-reach. Includes battery-charger for cell. Involves a live chicken called “Earthquake Dinner”. And a lot of potatoes in…
- Why should we vote for you?
Because you want a Councillor who will listen, read reports, actually attend the meetings, feedback to the community, and make evidence-based decisions. Encouraging cooperative…
- Where can we find out more about what you stand for?
@HayleyRobinsonK; hayleyrobinson.com; vote.co.nz; www.facebook.com/
Darn. I did point out to the Wellingtonista in my e-mail that I had used MS Word’s version of 25 word count:) I think voters will get the drift.
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