Future Development Strategy

The Future Development Strategy 2022-2052  plans for our growth over the next 30 years. It was adopted 29 August 2022 and came into effect 19 September 2022.

Following months of community engagement, detailed feedback, and informative deliberations, Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council have now adopted the Nelson Tasman Future Development Strategy 2022-2052 (NTFDS).

The strategy document was formally adopted at a joint council committee meeting on 29 August 2022.

The NTFDS is a 30-year high-level strategic plan that outlines areas in our region where there is potential for future housing and business growth.

This now provides a valuable guide for decision-making that will benefit current residents and those who choose to live in Nelson and Tasman in the years ahead.

The strategy also provides us with an evidence base to inform reviews and changes to resource management plans and facilitate the next round of infrastructure strategies and long-term plans.

A three-yearly review of the NTFDS and ongoing monitoring of development will help us evaluate how fast our urban areas are growing and whether there is a need to speed up or slow down the zoning and servicing of land in response to demand.

The significant amount of input and feedback from the public, including 568 submissions, offered a number of diverse and thorough opinions for consideration. Thank you to everyone who played a part in creating this strategy.

As well as the invaluable input from Nelson and Tasman residents throughout the process, we also wish to recognise the contribution and value of our staff, iwi, consultants and elected members in bringing this strategy together.

Learn about the consultation process at shape.nelson.govt.nz/future-development-strategy

If you would like to get in touch about the Future Development Strategy please don’t hesitate to contact us at FutureDevelopmentStrategy@ncc.govt.nz