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Nelson Residents Association ...a bit about us   

The Nelson Residents’ Association was initiated in December 1995.  Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from February to December. The Association is an Incorporated Society

 

The objective of the Association is to represent the interests of Nelson Residents in matters arising from the actions of Local and Central Government

 

The first issue arising was a proposed rates increase of 16.9%.  The NRA conducted a media campaign in opposition, which resulted in a downward revision of the increase to 15%

 

In 1997, the NRA received the first of numerous donations from the Community Trust, which enabled seminars to be held in various suburbs in Nelson on the subject: 'Know how to approach your Local Authority'

 

In 1998, the upcoming round of Local Body elections gave rise to the NRA’s first 'Meet the Candidates' public meeting, at which candidates were quizzed by members of the public

  

Another initiative was to promote the interest of secondary students in 'Civics' by an Essay Competition. With the passing of the Association’s founder, in 2005, a prize chalice was named 'The Thora Young Memorial Cup'

 

NRA involvement in Nelson City local government has been extended to representation on various committees:

· The NCC Water Metering and Pricing Committee (with the proposed introduction of water meters)

· The NCC Financial Strategic Planning Funding Policy and Treasury Management Committee

· The Nelson Health Crisis Forum and the Nelson Community Health Council

· The Community Housing Committee (concerned with the proposed introduction of a market rental policy for occupants of Nelson City Pensioner Housing)

· Inner City Enhancement Workshops (dealing with planning relating to the Central Business District)

· The committee considering solutions for the Wakapuaka Oxidation Pond

· NRA was also an invited contributor to Transit New Zealand’s investigations into road safety

The NRA made submissions on a wide range of matters:

· The draft plans for the upgrade of Rutherford and Trafalgar Parks

· Annual Plans and Draft Ten Year Plans

· The Wakapuaka Oxidation Pond and Treatment of Drinking Water

· The removal of important achives from Nelson to Christchurch by the Department of Land Information NZ

· Depreciation on Capital Expenditure and its effect on local body rates

· The Southern Link highway (still unresolved)

· The Nelson Region Land Transport Strategy

· Commerce Commission on Electricity Pricing Methodology

· Committee on Waste Water and Stormwater Drainage

· Inner City Liquor Control By-law

· Parking by-laws

· Dog Control by-laws

· Major building developments (Spotlight Store and the Mitre 10 Mega Store)

· Foreshore and Seabed legislation

· Electoral Reform bill

 

OTHER ISSUES:

Holding public meetings to save Natureland

The new Dry Dock at Port Nelson

The erosion occurring at Tahunanui Beach.

The new visitors’ centre, now erected on Miller’s Acre.

The future of the Hub as a Youth facility, and the Suter Art Gallery

Impact on local fishing grounds from over-development in aquaculture

The Tahunanui Intersection study

The Nelson to Brightwater Corridor Study

Radiation from masts at Saxton Field

 

The NRA has been active in wide ranging discussion with the Mayor, as well as initiating such things as a Public Opinion Survey, where residents can clip out voting forms in response to local body proposals

 

Recently, attention has been drawn to the on-going matter of Rating Inequality particularly affecting seafront properties at Wakefield  Quay, Monaco and at Cable Bay

 

This is YOUR CITY

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