Nelson’s annual celebration of Spring at Isel House and Park has a new name – Bloom.
Nelson City Council (NCC) will consult with the community on a proposal to contribute $5 million to the Waimea Community Dam (WDC) project, in the form of a grant. At a full Council meeting on Wednesday 18 October, Council received a staff recommendation to proceed with a grant. This recommendation was based on economic and regional water supply benefits and Council’s approach to working collaboratively with partners to achieve the best outcome for the Nelson Tasman region.
Nelson City Council’s Community Investment Fund small grant allocation has seen $50,000 distributed across various community groups in Nelson.
The allocations were made by the Community Investment Funding Panel which was established in 2015 following a review of the Community Assistance Policy.
Nelson City Council and the Nelson Mountain Bike Club have cemented their long-standing working relationship with the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
The Sport and Recreation Committee has decided to put the upgrade of the Modellers Pond on hold for this current financial year (2017/18), while a detailed business case is done that will consider a range of options.
At a full Council meeting on 21 September, Nelson City Council approved seven new and two amendments to Special Housing Areas (SHAs) for recommendation to the Minister of Building and Construction.
The SHAs considered were:
Council has approved the proposal to temporarily close Upper Trafalgar Street to traffic. The trial closure will run from 1 December 2017 until 31 March 2018. Emergency vehicles will have access at all times and delivery vehicles will have access from 7am – 9am every day.
Nelson City Council has completed its recruitment process for a new Chief Executive and would like to announce the appointment of Mr Patrick (Pat) Dougherty to the role.
Later this month, national and international experts will be heading to Nelson to deliver a series of events designed to inspire a community conversation about ageing.
Council has made some changes to the draft Nelson City Freedom Camping Bylaw before adopting it. It will come into effect from 1 December 2017, in time for the peak camping season.