Nelson has been one of the least affordable cities in NZ for the last 12 years - not a reputation to feel proud about. Council dedicated $40K for developing a housing strategy back in 2010, but when Tasman Council opted out of match funding, they decided to not progress the plan. Finally staff have been mandated to begin the process. I believe we need someone on council team to ensure that the strategy is robustly developed, and implemented with some measurable outcomes.
I am keen to be part of developing that strategy. Please support me to be on that team to do this job over the next 3 years.
I believe I have the skills and experience, which are a synthesis of
Nelsonian of the Year 2009
Queen’s Service Medal 2010
Founding Chair of the
Nelson Tasman Housing Trust
Founding & Current Director of Victory Community Centre
(NZ Community of the Year 2010)