Tasman District Council
  • Government & public services

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.

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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.

Council has a main office in Richmond which houses the Governance and HR teams, Engineering Services, Community Development, Corporate Services and Environment and Planning Departments. In total Council has over 300 staff with approx. 200 staff operating from the main office, and others based at service centres in Motueka and Takaka townships.

Council can offer graduates an insight into a wide variety of work that is done by local government. We have participated in the CAANZ Student Achiever programme for two years and offer an opportunity for graduates to work in our finance team with exposure to management, financial, and systems accounting.

Council also has a leadership programme for staff and takes a number of students over the summer period each year to assist with a variety of work for Council.

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