Local Body Councillors
Local body elections are held every three years and the most recent ones were held in September 2016. Johnsonville residents are represented on Wellington City Council by three Northern Ward councillors. These three councillors also represent the suburbs of Churton Park, Glenside, Grenada North, Grenada Village, Horokiwi, Newlands, Ohariu, Paparangi, Takapu Valley, Tawa and Woodridge. The Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, lives in Johnsonville. In Greater Wellington Regional Council, all Wellington City residents, including Johnsonville residents, are represented by five councillors in the Wellington constituency.
The three councillors currently representing the Northern Ward are:
Before the 2016 local body elections JCA questioned all Northern Ward candidates on issues of importance to Johnsonville, such as the mall redevelopment. The results are here: Local Govt candidate survey 2016 – All Local candidate responses
Justin Lester was elected Mayor of Wellington City in 2016, after serving as a Northern Ward Councillor for two terms. Justin lives in Johnsonville and we hope that he will continue to advocate for the Northern Suburbs.
Before the 2016 local body elections, JCA questioned all Mayoral candidates on issues of importance to Johnsonville, such as the mall redevelopment. You can see how Justin Lester responded here: Local Govt candidate survey 2016 – Justin Lester response
Greater Wellington Councillors
The five councillors currently representing the Wellington Constituency of the Regional Council are:
- Roger Blakeley
- Sue Kedgley
- Chris Laidlaw
- Ian McKinnon
- Daran Ponter
Before the 2016 local body elections JCA questioned all Wellington Constituency Regional Council candidates on issues of importance to Johnsonville, such as public transport. You can see how our current councillors responded here: Local Govt candidate survey 2016 – GWRC Councillor responses