The reviewed On Tracks Strategy was endorsed at a meeting of Nelson City Council on Tuesday 12 July.

First developed in 2016, this second iteration of the Strategy will guide Council, its partners, stakeholders and the community on the planning and provision of front country off-road recreation in Nelson City over the next six years.

The focus of the 2022 Strategy is on the primary users of front country tracks–walkers and hikers, off-road runners, cycle trail riders and mountain bikers. Users include people with disabilities, those walking dogs, and walking with baby buggies. 

One outcome of the 2022 Strategy will see the Grampians Reserve become pedestrian-only (bikes will still be permitted on the summit road and access to the Tasman Bay lookout). This change will occur once signage in the area has been updated.

A Track Advisory Group consisting of representatives from Council, Ngāti Koata, and key stakeholders will be established to oversee the implementation of the Strategy.  

Council would like to thank everyone who submitted on the Strategy during the engagement phase–your feedback has helped shape it into its final form.  

Read the 'Out and About--On Tracks' Strategy.