Light Nelson - show your support

long term planThe Consultation Document for Nelson’s Long Term Plan 2015-2025 titled ”An even better place to live PLANNING NELSON’S LONG TERM FUTURE” is now open for submissions. The document outlines many aspects of how Nelson City Council proposes to manage the city for the next 10 years. Light Nelson is listed in the document (Pg 21) as a new line of expenditure for $150,000 per event for 5 biannual events.

This very significant contribution signalled by NCC, will give confidence to the Light Nelson Trust, who will need to raise a similar amount to produce the next event in 2016. Our fundraising team are working hard behind the scenes to do this and to date the response is very positive.

The budget increase is required to grow the event - spread the event over more days, over a greater area of the city. The impact of large crowds on the Queens Gardens is not sustainable. Safety, security, management, equipment hire, support of artists to produce light installations of varying scale are all required to enable the event happen on a larger scale.

Your submission matters

We need to attract submissions in support of Nelson City Council’s support of Light Nelson from a variety of angles so we can demonstrate it is valued by the community.Please do what you can to ensure this event can happen and realise its full potential, delivering multiple benefits for the city, by making a simple submission.

The document can be picked up at the Nelson City Council Service Centre in Trafalgar Street or online by going to the submission page on the NCC website. There are clear instructions on how to make a submission and a simple form to use in the last three pages of the document.

Public Consultation runs to midday Tuesday 28th of April.

Submissions can be made online or by delivering submissions to Nelson City Council by the deadline.