Nelson City Council

Central General Ward
The Nelson City Council provides local services and facilities, such as public transport, rubbish and recycling, libraries, parks, and recreation facilities. It also passes local regulations and makes decisions about infrastructure, such as water supply and sewerage, and about the region’s resources, including water, soil and the coastline. The council is made up of 12 councillors and the mayor. Four councillors will be elected from the Central General ward. The other councillors will be elected from other wards or by all voters in the district. This is a single transferable vote (STV) election, so you vote by ranking the candidates on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Nelson City Council election.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

Recreation and culture

From parks and libraries to museums and art galleries, councils can be a key supporter of sporting, recreational and cultural events that bring communities to life. Community facilities, including sports grounds and town halls, are often owned and run by councils.

  • Investigate a new library-centred community facility in central Nelson at a site that is safe from flooding, inundation, and liquefaction.

    Implement the newly developed Whakatū Nelson Arts and Creativity Strategy to drive a vibrant creative arts scene.

    Ensure sports grounds are fit for purpose, especially artificial turfs for winter sports so a rainy day needn't mean cancellations.

  • Focused opportunity development for entry level and high level competitors across a range of sporting and recreational industries.

    Invest in inner city recreation with the creation of a high energy hospitality and business industry in specific CBD locations.

    Promote Nelson as a destination for a range of cultural, sporting and entertainment events year round. People attract people.

  • Support the implementation of Nelson City Council Arts Strategy, with a funded development agency and collaborative community investment and resourcing.

    Continue to support all of our recreational infrastructure sporting and cultural, with equitable resourcing from council.

    Refresh Library project, maintain momentum but revisit site and costing decisions. Work collaboratively with Wakatu to seek solutions.

  • Develop a sheltered destination for young children, providing parents with a social outlet especially on rainy days.

    Improve the maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of our local playgrounds.

    Collaborate with local organisations to identify under-utilised buildings and make them available for community activities.

  • Support, encourage and promote community events.

    Reinstate the historic Delaware Bay boat launching site.

    Create an event space with suitable acoustics and access for local gigs and concerts.

  • Investigate a new library-centred community facility in central Nelson at a site that is safe from flooding, inundation, and liquefaction.

    Implement the newly developed Whakatū Nelson Arts and Creativity Strategy to drive a vibrant creative arts scene.

    Ensure sports grounds are fit for purpose, especially artificial turfs for winter sports so a rainy day needn't mean cancellations.

  • Focused opportunity development for entry level and high level competitors across a range of sporting and recreational industries.

    Invest in inner city recreation with the creation of a high energy hospitality and business industry in specific CBD locations.

    Promote Nelson as a destination for a range of cultural, sporting and entertainment events year round. People attract people.

  • Support the implementation of Nelson City Council Arts Strategy, with a funded development agency and collaborative community investment and resourcing.

    Continue to support all of our recreational infrastructure sporting and cultural, with equitable resourcing from council.

    Refresh Library project, maintain momentum but revisit site and costing decisions. Work collaboratively with Wakatu to seek solutions.

  • Develop a sheltered destination for young children, providing parents with a social outlet especially on rainy days.

    Improve the maintenance, cleanliness, and safety of our local playgrounds.

    Collaborate with local organisations to identify under-utilised buildings and make them available for community activities.

  • Support, encourage and promote community events.

    Reinstate the historic Delaware Bay boat launching site.

    Create an event space with suitable acoustics and access for local gigs and concerts.