Strategies

Council strategies and plans

CAPE COAST COMMUNITY PLAN

The area that encompasses the coastal villages of Haumoana, Te Awanga and Clifton is a special place of rich history and immense beauty. 

Each village has its own distinct character and are well known for their lively and dynamic communities. When you consider the area’s natural beauty, vibrant art scene, wineries, world renowned tourist attractions and recreational activities – it is a superb place to live and visit.

FLAXMERE URBAN DESIGN FRAMEWORK

As the Flaxmere community has changed and grown over time so too has the need for the town centre to adapt. The Hastings District Council has recognised this need and initiated the Urban Design Framework to help guide future council decisions on urban form, land use and community projects in and around the town centre.

HAVELOCK NORTH VILLAGE PLAN

The Havelock North Village Plan was developed with community input between 2013 and 2015, to reflect the values and facilities people in Havelock North think are important.

This plan shows the key objectives identified by the community and how Council is contributing to maintaining and developing them and also shares information links and related actions.

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.

CAMBERLEY COMMUNITY PLAN

Camberley is a small community in terms of residents and geography. It is an area recognised for its cultural diversity and its close-knit community spirit.

The residents are proud of Camberley and through participating in writing this plan, have determined a way ahead for their community. This document is their work and their vision.

COASTAL STRATEGY

There is approximately 75km of coastine in the Hastings District, with a diverse mix of natural and built features. The coastal environment of Hastings has significant cultural, recreation and heritage values and the interplay between this complex mix of resources and values requires careful and comprehensive planning.

The Hastings Coastal Environment Strategy (HCES) has emerged in response to this demand.

CRIME PREVENTION PLAN 2007

This document sets forth the Crime Prevention Plan for Hastings District Council. Initially, a needs analysis looks at the community and then crime is analysed within the District with the major crime problems identified. 

The plan follows with the major issues, some broad goals and objectives.  Directions for initiatives to meet these objectives are discussed in broad strategies only and are suggestions. 

DANGEROUS AND INSANITARY BUILDING POLICY 2016, AND EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDING POLICY 2016

These two policies cover Hastings District Council's approach to dangerous, earthquake-prone and insanitary buildings. It outlines the approach that Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act 2004, the priorities established by Council in performing those functions, and how the policy will apply to heritage buildings.

FLAXMERE COMMUNITY PLAN / INTEGRATED PLAN

In 2003 the Flaxmere community formed a strong relationship with Council to develop a ten year plan for Flaxmere. This led to the establishment of the Flaxmere Planning Committee and the Flaxmere Community Plan being published in 2005, with the vision “Flaxmere 2015 will be a beautiful, vibrant place of opportunity with people working together”. The plan was updated in 2010 in consultation with the Flaxmere Planning Committee and wider Flaxmere community.

LIQUOR LICENSING POLICY

This Liquor Licensing Policy updates and replaces an informal policy developed in 1994.

The policy provides a framework for consistent decision-making about the sale of liquor within Hastings District and aims to contribute to the reduction of alcohol abuse.

LOCAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT

Hastings District Council’s Local Governance Statement is a collection of information about the processes that Council uses to engage with the district’s residents.

It outlines how Council makes decisions and shows how residents can influence those processes. It also promotes local democracy by providing the public with information on ways they can influence local democratic processes.

SCOPING AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF COASTAL PROTECTION WORKS FOR THE HAUMOANA – TE AWANGA COASTLINE

This report provides an analysis of the feasibility of protecting the Haumoana coastline through the construction of a series of groynes.

It considers a current design proposal for these structures, the outcomes of an iterative peer review process on the engineering feasibility and costs of the proposal, and the findings of a cost‐benefit analysis of alternatives to arrive at an overall conclusion on project feasibility, within the national and regional policy context of the sustainable management of the coast.

 

SUPPORTING SOCIAL WELLBEING STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK 2010-2013

The primary goal of this Strategic Framework is to detail which areas of social wellbeing the Council will focus its resourcing on, in order to have the most impact.

The areas identified are based on a number of criteria which include the severity of any issues, opportunities available for Council to enhance its current input and to partner with central government and the community for greater effectiveness.