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.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

Transport

Helping communities get from A to B is a key responsibility of local government, from making sure the buses run on time to providing car parking and walking and cycling paths. Whether public transport is the responsibility of the regional or local council depends on where you are in the country. Local councils also own 87% of New Zealand’s roads.

  • Encourage the use of regular public transport, making it free where appropriate, and develop a new city interchange.

    Encourage walking and cycling, especially the Rocks Road facility. Work hard to develop better city cycleways to encourage school commuting.

    Support initiatives to reduce congestion, reliance on private motor vehicles, and minimise the effect car use has on our city population.

  • Ensure children are able to walk/cycle to school safely by employing traffic-calming measures and 30km speed limits on residential streets.

    Investigate peak-hour congestion charging to reduce congestion and encourage alternative transport modes.

    Make a people-friendly city centre where cycling and walking are the most convenient modes of transport.

  • Create the infrastructure needed to support large events and busy CBD. Traffic movement needs action taken, not planning for another decade.

    Work with central government to start 'turning soil' in the process of developing infrastructure to support a growing city.

    Support the growth and development of our airport to further encourage visitor numbers as people start to become mobile again.

  • Investigate a public transport link to Nelson Airport.

    Improve accessibility to our cycle network by ensuring it is safe, well-lit, and connected.

    Engage with Chargenet, central govt, and our EV community to develop critical electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • Rework the bus services to better align with commuters and increase local bus usage.

    Support education around road safety and champion safety initiatives like walking school buses.

    Review parking strategies to align with the needs of the community.

  • Encourage the use of regular public transport, making it free where appropriate, and develop a new city interchange.

    Encourage walking and cycling, especially the Rocks Road facility. Work hard to develop better city cycleways to encourage school commuting.

    Support initiatives to reduce congestion, reliance on private motor vehicles, and minimise the effect car use has on our city population.

  • Ensure children are able to walk/cycle to school safely by employing traffic-calming measures and 30km speed limits on residential streets.

    Investigate peak-hour congestion charging to reduce congestion and encourage alternative transport modes.

    Make a people-friendly city centre where cycling and walking are the most convenient modes of transport.

  • Create the infrastructure needed to support large events and busy CBD. Traffic movement needs action taken, not planning for another decade.

    Work with central government to start 'turning soil' in the process of developing infrastructure to support a growing city.

    Support the growth and development of our airport to further encourage visitor numbers as people start to become mobile again.

  • Investigate a public transport link to Nelson Airport.

    Improve accessibility to our cycle network by ensuring it is safe, well-lit, and connected.

    Engage with Chargenet, central govt, and our EV community to develop critical electric vehicle infrastructure.

  • Rework the bus services to better align with commuters and increase local bus usage.

    Support education around road safety and champion safety initiatives like walking school buses.

    Review parking strategies to align with the needs of the community.