COVID-19 has delivered significant social and economic hardship to our community, but also opportunities to rethink how we do things. Council is very aware of the toll COVID-19 has taken on our community and our economy. As we plan for recovery over the coming years it is essential that we have your input. We want to hear your thoughts on the opportunities and challenges for Nelson’s future. What priorities do you want Council to focus on? What are your greatest concerns? Where do you want to see the focus of investment and activity to support our community?

Key Dates

Tuesday 16 March 2021 – Friday 16 April 2021

Consultation period

A consultation document outlining Council’s proposals for the Long Term Plan, and key issues, will be released for public comment – make your submission this month. Details on how to do this will be shared at a later date.

Tuesday 4 May 2021 – Thursday 6 May 2021

Council - Public Hearings on Long Term Plan Submissions

Submitters have the option to speak to their submission.

Tuesday 18 May 2021 – Thursday 20 May 2021

Council – Deliberations on the Long Term Plan

Thursday 24 June 2021

Council Meeting – Adoption of the final Long Term Plan 2021-31

Thursday 1 July 2021

Long Term Plan 2021-31 period begins