19 Nov 2009

Tasman not keen on funding Nelson arts centre

10:21 pm on 19 November 2009

Tasman District Council has signalled it will reject the idea of financial support for a $28 million performing arts centre to be built in neighbouring Nelson.

None of the councillors supported a Nelson City Council delegation's call for a contribution to capital or running costs of the proposed venue.

Tasman councillors say they're not convinced there's a benefit for the district's ratepayers out of supporting performances in Nelson city.

The Nelson council will make a final decision on the project after a public hearing in a fortnight.