My Priorities

Ensure Nelson People Have Decent Homes

  • Support initiatives to increase the number of homes for local households in the greatest need.

  • Promote inner city living and residential developments in the city fringe, and remove the barriers to intensification.

Deal with Congestion

  • Develop an efficient and integrated public transport system that provides an easy everyday alternative to using the car.

  • Optimise our existing roading network, better manage our public infrastructure and seek better alternatives to simply building more roads and providing more parking for cars.

  • Implement a ‘walkers first’ policy for the central city.

  • Invest in high quality walking and cycling infrastructure with expanded and connected walkways and safe cycling routes.

Caring About Nelson’s Environment

  • Take an integrated collaborative approach to protecting and enhancing our indigenous biodiversity and natural environment

  • Continue working to improve our freshwater, coastal and marine environments and deal with sedimentation.

  • Commit to Nelson City being net Carbon Zero by 2045 with interim targets and measurable indicators.

Put People First

  • Set an example by making Nelson City Council an Accredited Living Wage Employer.
  • Increase investment in local organisations delivering community well-being to the Nelson community.

  • Ensure Council is well organised, efficient and open so that all Nelsonians receive fair, accessible and responsive services