Council supports rocks road development


The Nelson City Council has decided to carry on with plans to develop Rocks Road while the controversial Southern Link remains in government hands.

The regional transport committee deliberated on submissions to the Nelson regional land transport plan on Wednesday.

Nelson Mayor, Rachael Reese invited the central regional director from NZTA, Raewyn Bleakley, to assist with the deliberation and brief all councillors on the Southern Link investigation.

“There has been some confusion in the community on what the current steps are for the Nelson Southern Link project and how it sits with other transport priorities.  That was evident in some submissions to the Plan” said Mayor Reese.

“It is important for people to understand that all that has been tendered for the Nelson Southern Link is the business case for the investigation. No design, consent or construction work has been tendered.”