Morrison Street Pedestrian Mall Declaration

The following declaration was adopted by Council on 14 May 2013 after public consultation.

Morrison Street Pedestrian Mall Declaration

Pursuant to section 336 of the Local Government Act 1974, Nelson City Council declares that Morrison Street is a pedestrian mall from 10am to 5pm on every Wednesday of the year.

Description of activity

Full road closure of Morrison Street, from Hardy Street to Selwyn Place. Pedestrians may use the road.

Period of closure

Every Wednesday.
Restricted hours:    Road closes 10am, road opens 5pm.

Road closure conditions

  1. An approved Traffic Management Plan must be in place at all times. The Traffic Management Plan for this road closure must be submitted to the Council for approval on an annual basis.
  2. Nelson Farmers’ Market must provide proof to the Council on an annual basis that it has adequate Public Liability Insurance to cover any risks of damage from or associated with the road closure.
  3. Morrison Street must be useable for emergency service vehicles at all times.
  4. Stall holders may drive on and off, and park in, Morrison Street during the road closure.
  5. Bicycles may be wheeled in to the Farmers’ Market site via Morrison Street and parked on the Fashion Island car park for the duration of the road closure.
  6. Full provision must be made for public safety throughout the event.
  7. Any damage or cleaning required following the road closure will be charged to the Nelson Farmers’ Market. The Nelson Farmers’ Market is responsible for ensuring the area is left in a clean and tidy condition, and for providing litter bins where appropriate.
  8. Any noise associated with the Nelson Farmers’ Market must be within the limits specified in the Nelson Resource Management Plan.
  9. Council reserves the right to close down any activity where there is or could be a threat to public safety or property, or where Council’s property may be damaged.


The Nelson Farmers’ Market takes place at Fashion Island from 11am to 4pm each Wednesday. Nelson City Council developed a pedestrian mall declaration for Morrison Street to enable the Nelson Farmers’ Market to continue to occur on Wednesdays on a long term basis.


The Morrison Street Pedestrian Mall Declaration Common Seal. (52 KB TIF) (52KB TIF)

More information

All enquiries should be directed to the Planning Adviser on +64 3 546 0261 or by email.