Nelmac has served local government, businesses and communities in New Zealand for more than 20 years.

We are proud to contribute to the wellbeing of New Zealand communities by providing asset maintenance services in the areas of three waters, open spaces, conservation and ecology, facilities management, and building and civil services.

Nelmac is wholly New Zealand-owned and employs more than 260 people.

We design, build, manage, maintain and repair infrastructure assets and are passionate about enhancing and protecting our natural environments.


An integrated approach to project and contract management

Our strength is that we can deliver an integrated approach within one area of specialisation or we can combine our teams to provide a multi-disciplinary approach for a total contract solution. This integrated approach increases efficiency, reduces costs and results in high-performing environments that work for all who use them.

Genuine care in the performance of built and open space assets

Our people take immense pride in managing indoor and outdoor facilities to achieve maximum performance and enjoyment for those who use them.

Vast local knowledge

Nelmac is an essential and established part of the fabric of the communities in which we work and has an excellent knowledge of local infrastructure, public issues and concerns and the consent and regulatory environment. We have long-term contracts with many of our customers and have seen ecological improvements to our communities and our landscapes through our local involvement.

Geographic capability

We have offices, engineering workshops, carpentry workshops and yards in Nelson (head office plus 8 locations), Marlborough (branch office and yard) and Tasman (Richmond, Motueka, and Takaka). 

A track record of success

Nelmac has earned long-standing customer contracts to manage both premises and outdoor spaces over multiple years. This integrated approach to teams and project delivery means we are delivering results for our customers who continue to choose us at contract renewal.

Skilled workforce

We have skilled teams throughout all of our divisions. We can concentrate on projects with one team or bring several teams together to deliver an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach. We have team members educated in various professions with degrees, certified in project management, licenced in engineering, or certified as ISO operators. Every member of our team has the opportunity for ongoing training and development.









As a company, we care for a wide range of environments, we take care of our people, and we work to ensure positive outcomes for our clients and for the communities we work in and with.

At Nelmac, we conduct business with an aim to ensuring our relationships are long-lasting and mutually beneficial. We manage site operations in a way that protects our communities’ social, cultural, environmental and economic health and our commitment to internationally-accepted standards of sustainable practice influences and directs every area of our business.


The health and safety of our employees AND THE PUBLIC is our priority.

We proactively target ways to improve performance, going beyond meeting our basic responsibilities to comply with legislation. Every activity and project has an individual site safety plan that identifies risks, hazards and issues that may be present for staff, clients, members of the public and contractors.

We employ a full-time health and safety manager whose role is to encourage and support staff in health and safety best practise. Our active Health and Safety Committee includes both staff and management who meet monthly to address specific workplace hazards and other issues that are identified.


Explore our site and you’ll find the key team members within our various divisions. Nelmac has a diverse workforce with a wide range of skills and experience.

From time to time we also draw on the expertise and resources of a wide range of pre-approved sub-contractors we know we can trust to support our contract and project delivery.  All our sub-contractors must meet our expected minimum standards for service quality, health and safety practices, insurance cover, responsiveness and reliability.


Senior management

  Lee Babe   Chief Executive

Lee Babe

Chief Executive

  Robyn Curran   Chief Financial Officer

Robyn Curran

Chief Financial Officer

  Gerry French   People Development & Safety Leader

Gerry French

People Development & Safety Leader

  Warren Mclean   Divisional Leader - Environmental Services   

Warren Mclean

Divisional Leader - Environmental Services


  Richard Lester   Divisional Leader - Asset Management

Richard Lester

Divisional Leader - Asset Management

  Belinda Reburn   Divisional Leader - Professional Services and Ecology

Belinda Reburn

Divisional Leader - Professional Services and Ecology

  Mike Orchard   Divisional Leader - Green Spaces

Mike Orchard

Divisional Leader - Green Spaces