Council approves governance structure for Nelson Marina

10/05/2022 5:14am

Nelson City Council has approved the formation of a Management Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) for Nelson Marina.

With this approval in place, the Strategic Development and Property Subcommittee will now draw up recommendations for the scope and structure of the new board for consideration by Council.

Decision-making and management for the Marina is currently carried out by Council, but a Management CCO will allow Council to add people with specialist knowledge to a team responsible for guiding the Marina through this transition with a commercial focus.

The next 10 years will see significant investment in Nelson Marina as Nelson City Council works to create a valuable asset that benefits the whole community, makes a return on investment, and provides extended, modern facilities that meet the changing needs of boat owners.

Strategic Development and Property Subcommittee Chair Gaile Noonan says the new board will provide expert oversight at Nelson Marina, while it undergoes transformative change as a result of the Marina Masterplan, which is out for public consultation in late June.

“There is so much potential in our Marina, that we want to release. In the coming years, it will become both a modern marina that offers boaties the services they require, but also a significant public space with recreation value for everyone in Nelson.”