Nelson City Council, at its July 12 meeting, agreed there should be a process for decommissioning murals on the walls of the city.
The city’s development permit guidelines for murals will now require a decommissioning plan, to be agreed on when the mural is commissioned, by the artist and the building owner. It will include details on who is responsible for the decommissioning.
This requirement will be added to the existing permit guidelines, which already include detailed stipulations on such things as application procedure, upkeep responsibilities, budget, proof of insurance, location requirements and design guidelines.
City council does not decide on mural development applications, but delegates those decisions to its Cultural Development Committee.