The Tasman Nelson region is on a digital journey.
We aim to create and attract digital residents: people and companies who don’t see gaps between the virtual and physical parts of their world. These are people who find new ways to create, market and distribute their physical and digital products and services.
Draft Digital Strategy - including the Digital Enablement Plan
The Nelson Tasman region has a draft digital strategy . It's being developed as a community-owned resource under the umbrella of the Economic Development Agency. This draft strategy is managed by a Digital Council comprising representatives from local and central government as well as the business and the community sector. Plans are underway to further develop the role of the Digital Council at a governance level.
The Digital Enablement Plan (DEP) for the Tasman District will form part of this work. This government funding process for Ultrafast Broadband 2 (UFB2), Rural Broadband Initiative 2 (RBI2) and the mobile blackspot coverage upgrade has provided a valuable opportunity to accelerate some of the thinking and project development for the plan.
Key high profile organisations within our region have recognised the importance of a sound digital strategy for all levels of our business and community life.
These organisations include local councils, the Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency (EDA) and the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce, amongst others. Developing an information and communications technology (ICT) capability is an initiative in the Regional Economic Development Strategy.
New initiatives such as INNOVATE are being pioneered by local councils and the EDA alongside the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.