The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce has surveyed its membership and made its submission to NZTA on options for improving Nelson’s arterial roading network. Continue reading Road survey results
A survey of our membership is showing strong support for the creation of the Southern Link arterial route. Continue reading Businesses strongly support Southern Link
NZTA is looking for feedback on the best way to improve the performance of arterial routes between Annesbrook Drive and Haven Rd roundabouts as part of its Southern Link investigation. Continue reading Southern link survey
The chamber is planning to provide some brief feedback to Nelson City Council on its draft annual plan for 2016/17. Since much of what is proposed was signalled in last year’s Long Term Plan, our focus is on getting members to tell us how they rank the following proposed projects; Continue reading What Nelson projects are priorities?
Trade Minister Hon Todd McClay told our chamber luncheon today that the TPP will result in tarriff savings in seafood, horticulture and wine exports, particularly to Japan and the USA. Continue reading TPP benefits for Nelson
Chamber members are invited to a meeting on Friday 8 April 2.30 -3.30pm at Knapps Lawyers, Richmond to meet with TDC Mayor Richmond Kempthorne and CEO Lindsay McKenzie to share business priorities. Continue reading TDC business priorities meeting
How Important to you is a Secure Water Supply?
Why is Council considering building a dam? Continue reading Water Supply
Local Government Reform – Using Land for Housing – Draft Report.
The inquiry reviews the local planning and development systems of New Zealand’s fastest-growing urban areas and identifies leading practices that are effective in making land and development capacity available to meet housing demand. Comparable overseas systems are also investigated where they provide valuable lessons for New Zealand. Continue reading Using Land for Housing
Tell us your bad experience when dealing with Cutting Red Tape
The Government has established a Rules Reduction Taskforce. The Chamber is represented on it.
As business owners and operators we are obliged to comply with rules and regulations of local government but the processes of officials often impose huge cost and time delays or create unnecessary complexity.
Tell us your experience in order that we can get rid of unnecessary red tape and associated costs.
Chamber members have consistently complained about the fragmentation of the current system, where different rules apply in Nelson and in the Tasman district, the time and costs involved in the current planning and consenting processes and the lack of a can do attitude. The Chamber welcomes the recognition from Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for the Environment of these areas of concern. Continue reading RMA Reform Welcomed