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Port Nelson will minimise its operational impacts on the physical environment by enhancing its proactive management of “high risk environmental activities” such as: dredging, dust emissions, stormwater discharges, noise, and spills. 

Port Noise

Port Nelson is at the heart of the Nelson community, both in location and spirit, and is vital to the economic and social wellbeing of our region. We strive to play our role as a good corporate citizen by also contributing to the vibrancy of life in Nelson. 

We are committed to being a good neighbour and reducing the effects of noise generated from port operations. The 24-hour operation of the Port is vital to the Nelson economy and that is why the Port works extremely hard at managing its operations to minimise and reduce noise. 

A three-pronged approach to noise minimsation is in place at Port Nelson.  The Port Nelson Noise Management Plan outlines our commitment to the management and minimisation of noise from port-related activities, and the Port Nelson Noise Mitigation Plan is our commitment towards the acoustic treatment of properties affected by Port Noise.  The Port Noise Liaison Committee has the role of overseeing the implementation of the Noise Management and Mitigation Plans, and ensuring that Port Nelson is made aware of the noise concerns of its neighbours.  

Dust Management 

The Port is committed to controlling and suppressing airborne contaminates to improve air quality, and to that effect is working on improving the log yard operations.

Stormwater and the Coastal Marine Environment 

Port Nelson commits to continuously improving its management of stormwater.