Potential Sale of Land for Commercial Development Wakatu Square

Consultation has now closed.

Media Release 29 May 2019: Proposal for Wakatu Square development not to proceed

Council has received an approach from Cephas Property (Nelson) Limited (Cephas),  an established Nelson based investor interested in purchasing a section of the eastern end of Wakatu Square and Wakatu Lane for the development of an integrated shopping precinct.

The proposed amalgamation of the section of Council land with the adjoining Cephas owned land into a larger parcel is a key consideration for Council as it allows a more intensive and integrated development of part of Wakatu Square.

This consultation is being undertaken over the same period as submissions are being sought on the Annual Plan 2019/20 Consultation Document and community housing. The Statement of Proposal for the Wakatū Square consultation is available below and is also at the Nelson City Council Customer Service Centre on Trafalgar Street. Members of the public are invited to make submissions.

For details of the hearings, please refer to page 26 of the Consultation Document (16MB PDF).

wakatu square consultation march 2019 map

Key Dates

Date Action
29 March 2019 Consultation Opens
2 May 2019 Consultation Closes
15 May 2019 Council Hearing on Submissions
4 or 6 June 2019 Council Decision