Property News – 24 January 2024

‘Urgent’ upgrade sought for Surf Life Saving Club facility

A major upgrade could be on the horizon for the surf lifesaving club with the worst facilities on the best beach.

An independent report on the facilities at the Tāhunanui Reserve has highlighted the “deficit in meeting levels of service there” with the “most urgent need” relating to the surf lifesaving club’s poor facilities.

Subsequently, Nelson City Council agreed to include a proposal for a new facility for the Nelson Surf Life Saving Club in its draft 2024-34 Long Term Plan which soon goes out for consultation.

(Nelson Weekly, 17 January 2024)

Victory homes imminent, plans for 18 more

Construction is about to start on six new family homes in Victory for the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust, and its director says the houses cannot come soon enough as the cost of living crisis bites.

Carrie Mozena says their waiting list has “significantly” grown in the last year.

“We had 85 on the waiting list this time last year, now we have well over 100.”

(Nelson Weekly, 17 January 2024)

Library reopens after $2.5m of quake strengthening work and repairs

A steady stream of people entered Nelson’s Elma Turner Library on Wednesday as the building was officially reopened – 19 months after being closed over safety concerns.

Lorna Johnston and her two children, aged 6 and 8, were among those happy to have access to the whole building again, following the completion of earthquake strengthening and repairs.

“It’s quite exciting, especially because we’ve still got a couple weeks left of the school holidays.”

Nelson mayor Nick Smith thanked library staff and users for their tolerance and said he was proud to reopen the fully repaired library “under budget and a month ahead of schedule”.

(Nelson Mail, 19 January 2024)

Water flowing in Tasman towns, but equipment requires fix

Contractors worked through the night to get water flowing again in Wakefield and Brightwater, after a pump issue compromised their supply. But with equipment nearing the end of its life, a costly upgrade is on the cards.

On Thursday afternoon, the Tasman District Council told the residents of the two Tasman district towns to use water only if necessary.

Wakefield’s water supply had been pumped from Brightwater since January 8, when staff identified a possible contamination in the infiltration gallery, a structure that worked like a well, filtering water from the adjacent river.

The increased demand on Brightwater had compromised the pumps, the council explained on Facebook.

(Nelson Mail, 20 January 2024)

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