Tasman District Council provides a very broad range of services to the community. As a unitary authority it covers the functions of a regional and local Council.
The beautiful Tasman region covers a large geographical area and includes the suburbs of Nelson City from Richmond through to the township of Motueka, and over the Takaka Hill to Golden Bay and Takaka township. Further south it extends to Murchison.
Council's functions are governed by the Local Government Act, and it has statutory obligations under the Act to its community. Key issues that Council is addressing include: rates affordability; managing Council's debt; developing resilient communities by providing a secure water supply through the construction of the Waimea Community Dam; and hazard planning and provisions to recover from disaster events. Council also needs to respond to increasing population growth by providing sufficient land and services for new residential and commercial development.... Show More