Simon is a Civil and Environmental Engineer with 23-years’ experience in roles for the private sector and local government. This includes 10-years leading engineering, planning, tendering, and construction teams primarily in Auckland, Wellington, and Fiji.
Simon believes in the principles of the ACT party where communities, individuals and business lead the way.
Simon has three boys at high school. They share a love of loud music, fast cars, biking, fitness, good science, and good ideas.
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$638,000 spent promoting Labour policy
“Labour wasted $638,000 promoting its public transport policy to people who already used public transport,” says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.
AG’s verdict should sink Three Waters
“The Auditor-General’s comments on Labour’s divisive Three Waters should be the final nail in the coffin for the widely-rejected reforms,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.
Labour cares little for liberal democracy
“Labour’s fixation with shoe-horning co-governance into every aspect of our lives means the Canterbury Regional Council will soon be able to have unelected representatives based on their race,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.
Labour erodes local decision making
“Labour’s Local Government Electoral Legislation is trying to back councils into a corner where they are forced to consider implementing Māori wards,” says ACT’s Local Government spokesperson Simon Court.
Practical measures should take precedence for climate adaptation
“The Government’s National Adaptation Plan incentivises people to build and live in risky coastal areas with the safety net of a government insurance payout,” says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.