Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast

The Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast region is located at the top of the South Island. Nelson City sits between the Tasman District Council to the west and south-west, and Marlborough District Council to the east and south-east. The West Coast is sparsely populated and isolated from the rest of New Zealand. It covers a large area, which is mostly conservation land.

Size and growth

Local population growth in the West Coast and Marlborough increased in the year ending June 2018 following a decline over recent years.

Catchment Plans within the National Education Growth Plan

The Nelson-Marlborough-West Coast region does not have any catchments included within the National Education Growth Plan.

What’s been happening in Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast








Marlborough Boys’ College and Marlborough Girls’ College

Co-location of two schools on one site

Information request responses regarding Marlborough Boys' and Girls' Colleges


Your say matters

Our communities are changing all the time. When we work with School Boards to come up with options to meet the demand of students in particular areas, we look at the whole network rather than individual schools.

Planning for future growth, identifying where the best use of space will be, and ensuring all local children and young people can attend their local school, underpins our decisions on options.

Your say in this matters. Sharing your views and listening to each other’s ideas, suggestions and feedback on options through engagement and consultation helps ensure the network of schools is in the best shape to offer quality education opportunities – now and into the future.

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