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Communications and Engagement Strategy

The Communications and Engagement Strategy helps to define and direct Nelson City Council’s communication and engagement with the public, iwi, partners and stakeholders. It outlines the steps to achieve set goals, while focusing on articulating Nelson’s vision as the Smart Little City.

The Strategy is driven by the Council’s mission to “…leverage our resources to shape an exceptional place to live, work and play”. Its purpose is to inform decision making; to better understand community needs; to raise awareness of services or issues; to build/strengthen relationships; to develop acceptance of proposed change and to increase trust and confidence in what Council does.

This strategy helps to define the pathway so that the communications and engagement from Council can be measured and reported on, so that it can be accountable for activities undertaken in this area.

Communications and Engagement Strategy June 2019 (390KB PDF)