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A smart little city

Project: Greenspace Maintenance Contract

Date: 1995 - ongoing

Client: Nelson City Council

Location: Nelson


With just over 50,000 residents, Nelson is a smart little city nestled in the eastern side of Tasman Bay at the top of the South Island. Enjoying a renowned micro-climate and easy access to stunning natural landscapes, Nelson has always been a sought after lifestyle destination. Increasingly it is recognised as a highly connected commercial hub - a place that’s bustling with innovative creative enterprise activity.

For 25 years, Nelmac has held the responsibility for managing, maintaining and enhancing the greenspace asset base of Nelson City. From street gardens and playgrounds and esplanade parks and reserves, to hectares of sports fields, horticultural parks and ecologically significant natural reserves, Nelmac has played a central role ensuring Nelson locals and visitors enjoy extraordinary access to the high quality outdoor experiences.


Neighbourhood, Street Gardens, Esplanade Parks and Reserves

Pruning, hedge trimming, weed control, mulching, plants maintenance, planting programmes, irrigation systems, annual bedding displays, park furniture maintenance, graffiti removal, walkway and track maintenance, playground inspections and maintenance, litter control, water feature maintenance, revegetation establishment and maintenance, mowing and edging.


Cricket wicket/block renovations and preparation, fertilising programmes, fungicide/insecticide programmes, herbicide programmes, line marking, golfcourse maintenance, goal post installation, fine turf mowing, general sports ground mowing, rugby ground preparation, renovation programming, irrigation system operation, grounds open and closure, reporting.

Horticultural parks

Annual bedding displays, rose maintenance, pruning, hedge trimming, weed control, mulching, plant maintenance, planting programmes, irrigation systems operation, park furniture maintenance, walkway and track maintenance, litter control, water feature maintenance, fine turn mowing and edging.


Weed control programmes and implementation, revegetation projects and programmes, track maintenance.


Tree pruning, removals, powerlines clearance, street tree maintenance, storm response, heritage tree inspection, stump grinding, consultancy and reporting.

Cemetery maintenance

Burials and ash internments, sexton services, cremations, grave maintenance and top ups, grounds maintenance.


Looking for a conservation partner for your next project? Contact Nelmac on 0800 635 622 to learn more.

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