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Temporary Traffic Management

If you're wanting to complete work on any public space or Council-owned road reserve, you will need approval. Part of this approval process is submitting a Traffic Management Plan. 

Traffic Management Plans must be prepared by a qualified Site Traffic Management Supervisor (STMS) and comply with all minimum Code Of Practice for Temporary Traffic Management (CoPTTM) requirements.

The plan will need to detail:

  • the location of the planned work;
  • what type of work is planned; and
  • the start and finish dates.

The Plan must be submitted to Council for approval before any work starts. This plan once completed by an STMS can be submitted online at

Non-invasive works in the CBD

Nelson City Council produces a yearly Generic Traffic Management Plan (TMP) for non-invasive Central Business District (CBD) works on the footpath e.g. window washing, signwriting, building maintenance etc. All CoPTTM requirements and requirements outlined in the TMP must be followed at all times to remain compliant. Please email for further information.

Local Traffic Management Providers

Asphalt and General

Craig Ingram
Phone: 027 223 3654

Fulton Hogan

Mike Gibney
Phone: 03 547 9789


Graham Eggers or Murray Thorn
Phone: 03 546 0910
Email: or

Nelson Marlborough Traffic Management

Lorraine Klenner
Phone: 03 928 0475

Safe Traffic Management Services

Toy Chapman
Phone: 03 547 1420

Delay Calculations

Nelson City Roads are getting busier all the time and we need to start considering the mpact temporary traffic management is having on customers using the transport system (commuters, freight, trade, buses, cyclists, pedestrians, etc), and also businesses/residents in the local area and others relying on passing through the area as part of their daily activities.

As a general guide whenever undertaking alternating flow or detour setups in the Nelson City Council area the following roads will require delay calculations included in your TMP.  

  • Annesbrook Drive
  • Collingwood Street
  • Halifax Street
  • Hardy Street
  • Rutherford Street
  • Vanguard Street
  • Haven Road
  • Main Road Stoke
  • Nayland Road
  • Quarantine Road
  • Waimea Road

Anything works with predicted delays longer than 5 mins will require a Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) to be undertaken before works will be considered. TIAs enable review of the balance between safety, project requirements, transport network performance, and commercial impacts.

If you are undertaking works on the roads listed above and wish to see the latest traffic count data please email

State Highways.

The New Zealand Transport Agency manages the State Highways. Traffic management applications for State Highways in the Nelson region should be made through their agents.

Further Information

For further information please contact Customer Service +64 3 546 0200 or

Further information on Traffic Management Plans can also be found on the NZTA website