Nelson 2040

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This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Nelson and its surrounds as we work together to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

This portal can be used as a discussion tool to connect with other members of the Nelson group, share ideas and to access information. All of the relevant documents that are available from the document library.

Please feel free to contact the Project Team if you have any queries or require assistance.

About Nelson
Nelson is situated on the Glenelg River - Victoria’s largest estuarine river - and is a small fishing town, near the border of South Australia. In 2006 Nelson and its surrounding area had a population of 226. KNown for its natural beauty and proximity to the Lower Glenelg National Park and dramatic beaches, Nelson has become a popular tourist destination.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing


This page is for members of the Community Reference Group for Nelson and its surrounds as we work together to develop the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision.

This portal can be used as a discussion tool to connect with other members of the Nelson group, share ideas and to access information. All of the relevant documents that are available from the document library.

Please feel free to contact the Project Team if you have any queries or require assistance.

About Nelson
Nelson is situated on the Glenelg River - Victoria’s largest estuarine river - and is a small fishing town, near the border of South Australia. In 2006 Nelson and its surrounding area had a population of 226. KNown for its natural beauty and proximity to the Lower Glenelg National Park and dramatic beaches, Nelson has become a popular tourist destination.

Emerging trends for rural Glenelg Shire:

  • Fewer families and young people are living in the area
  • The population is stable, it has not increased nor decreased significantly in recent years
  • There is a recent increase in the number of residents over the age of 65.
  • Approx. 32% of households consist of a couple with no children living at home.
  • Approx. 34% of the employed population work in agriculture, forestry or fishing


  • Provide your feedback on the Draft Plan for Nelson!

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    15 days ago

    As part of the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision, Glenelg Shire Council with consultants Conversation Caravan, held a community meeting in Nelson 28 February 2020. At this meeting it was agreed that Council would provide notes from this meeting and a draft Nelson Township Plan for further review and input.

    The Draft Township Plan for Nelson is now ready for your feedback.

    Please provide your feedback by Friday 19 June 2020.

    As part of the Glenelg 2040 Community Plan and Vision, Glenelg Shire Council with consultants Conversation Caravan, held a community meeting in Nelson 28 February 2020. At this meeting it was agreed that Council would provide notes from this meeting and a draft Nelson Township Plan for further review and input.

    The Draft Township Plan for Nelson is now ready for your feedback.

    Please provide your feedback by Friday 19 June 2020.