Imagine Canterbury where water is safe to drink and swim in and we have a low emission environment with improved transport choices – including rail. 

As a qualified transport engineer with long-term involvement in community issues I bring my extensive experience problem solving and bringing parties together to work out solutions. My understanding of the political process would enable me to quickly and effectively participate in ensuring robust planning frameworks to support wise resource use. 

Have we thoroughly investigated passenger rail for Greater Christchurch? Are there opportunities for improved public involvement in design and planning? How can our rivers and water bodies be better managed? Should some Resource Consents be reviewed? Is there a more effective approach to monitoring and enforcement? 

It is time for moving beyond self-interest to ensure a healthy and viable future for our grandchildren. Voting for me would move us in that direction. Vote Axel for ECan.