Central character precinct signs

The Central Character Precinct has been identified  within the Hastings city centre.  The purpose of this precinct is to protect ther character and heritage values of the area.

The key characteristics of this precinct include the heritage and character buildings, consistent height, scale and design style of the buildings and prevalence of verandahs.

The District Plan has specific standards for any signs within the central character precinct.  The standards are designed to make sure that any signs are in keeping with the heritage character of the area.  If these standards are not met a  resource consent will be required.

Find out the steps you should take before undertaking work on signs and our advice on sign locations, suggested text fonts and more in our Central character precinct sign guide