About Us

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Our Structure

The Nelson Regional Development Agency is a Council-Controlled Organisation, established on 1 July 2016 and is 100% owned by the Nelson City Council (NCC), who is also our core funding provider. Tasman District Council (TDC) also contributes funding through an agreement of expectations and funding for economic development services with the NCC.

We are governed by a highly-competent, private sector-focused board and our directors are appointed by NCC.

Our activity as an organisation has a combined Nelson Tasman regional focus and is guided by the expectations and performance measures set out in our Statement of Intent (SOI) which is revised annually. 

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Our Purpose

The Nelson Regional Development Agency exists to enhance the sustainable economic vitality of the Nelson Tasman region by partnering with the public and private sectors in the attraction and retention of talent, visitors and investment who want to add value to the identity of the extraordinary Nelson Tasman region.

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What We Do

The five pillars of the Nelson Tasman Regional Identity provide the strategic framework for everything we do. 

We have three main areas of activity:

Identity & Strategy: Establishing the future sustainable economic development aspirations of the region and inspiring others to share their Extraordinary Nelson Tasman talent stories and experiences.

Innovation: Inspiring and supporting existing and new businesses and business people to think differently and embrace new behaviours.

Sustainable Destination Management: Inspiring the sharing and delivery of the Extraordinary Nelson Tasman visitor stories and experiences.

These three areas of focus are built on a strong platform of public and private sector partnerships to build stakeholder engagement, achieve alignment, and drive our role in strategy execution.  

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