Property News – 20 April 2023

‘Ludicrous’ plan for Stoke interchange

Stoke business owners say they will fight for their businesses as the council propose to remove parking to make way for a new bus interchange outside a block of shops on the main road.

(Nelson Weekly, 12 April 2023)

Creative Space calls for community support to find a new art studio

A community art studio that supports those in mental distress is calling for community support to find and fund a larger space.

Magenta Creative Space is the only free, walk-in, fully resourced arts studio in Nelson, providing a space for people experiencing mental distress.

(Nelson Weekly, 12 April 2023)

What to do about a new library

Residents are once again being asked about a new library after Nelson City Council decided to scrap plans to borrow $17.6 million that had been earmarked for a $46.3 million new facility on the Maitai River.

(Nelson Weekly, 12 April 2023)

Air quality review may affect Tasman

National regulations for air quality management are being reviewed, and changes may have “significant implications” for Tasman, the council has heard.

It could mean the establishing and monitoring of new airsheds in the region, which will require more expenditure from the council.

The information was in the annual air quality report presented to councillors last month.

(Nelson Mail, 12 April 2023)

Skatepark upgrade to start

The Motueka Skatepark is to get a makeover, and the new design will feature a volcano at the centre. The New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has awarded the final $60,000 needed for the upgrade so work can finally start this month. Community consultation informed the design and it will cater to skaters and scooter riders at all experience levels. Communications officer Darryn Palmer said the upgrade had been in the pipeline since 2018, when a group of BMX riders sought something ‘‘a little more extreme’’ at the 20-year-old park on Old Wharf Rd. The total cost of $370,000 was also funded by grants from Motueka Ward Reserves Financial Contributions, the Motueka Community Board, the Rātā Foundation, and the Lottery Community Facilities Fund.

(Nelson Mail, 14 April 2023)

Airport asking the right question

Nelson Airport is asking ‘‘absolutely the right question’’ as it pursues plans to extend its runway in the future, according to Air New Zealand chairperson Dame Therese Walsh.

The airport is independently pursuing an extended runway to better cater for future sustainable aircraft, which are expected to require longer runways than the airport currently provides, in addition to removing existing payload restrictions and improving safety.

(Nelson Mail, 14 April 2023)

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