23rd February 2010
Councils were in the news over the weekend in reports that highlighted the amount of money required by them in fees, levies, etc.
Therefore it’s great to be able to inform you today of some of the helpful things they provide with that money.
Hands up who hasn’t heard of the RMA? (Resource Management Act)
Nelson City Council (NCC) are definitely “moving forward” in this area.
In fact they have been recognized in other parts of New Zealand by other City Councils as already conducting “Best Practice” in relation to their portal access for the public to RMA information.
Some other councils will charge you for printed copies / CD versions of their RMA maps, or don’t make the info easy to find.
In Nelson, the City Council allow you to download PDF versions of the RMA Maps for FREE from here. (Page may change as seems to happen frequently, just search for “RMA maps “)
First get hold of what the Council call MAP INDEX : URBAN AREA, aka “the master one”, named (as of Feb 2010 it is) Index5000.pdf. Alternatively you can also download an index by street name telling you which map to download.
This will show you the grid of Nelson and allow you to pick the right section of the jigsaw to download.
These will show you;
Airport Height Restrictions / Noise Areas
Electrical Transmission Lines (perhaps as an out of town buyer you were wondering why the property seemed so cheap)
Proposed New Roads
Heritage locations (including Heritage trees on residential properties)
High Density / Low Density Holdings Areas
Coastal Environment Overlays
Earthquake Fault lines
And many more, but as you can see it’s a great resource.