Media Releases Archive

This is an archive of Council's media releases from 2011-18. Media Releases are now available at

12 Oct 2018

Nelson's community housing

At a special briefing today, councillors were advised that new investment in Nelson’s community housing stock might be possible working with partners Housing New Zealand, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust.

9 Oct 2018

Mayor supports Government's freshwater plan

Nelson City Council Mayor and Deputy Chair of LGNZ’s Regional Sector, Rachel Reese, says that the announcement yesterday, by Minister for the Environment David Parker and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, of the Government’s blueprint to improve freshwater quality will support and strengthen Council’s commitment to an increased focus on freshwater and the coastal environment.

4 Oct 2018

Projects to be added to the Regional Land Transport Plan

At its meeting yesterday the Regional Transport Committee resolved to recommend to Council that the Nelson Regional Land Transport Plan (RLTP) 2015-21 is varied to include a total of $4.97M for “Noise Improvements” and $350,000 for “Safety Enhancements on the State Highway Network”.

3 Oct 2018

Council welcomes proposed investment in the central city

Nelson City Council welcomed today’s announcement from the Cephas Property proposing a substantial investment in Nelson’s city centre. Cephas has acquired a significant block of land beside Wakatu Square with plans to create an urban shopping precinct in the heart of the CBD.