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.
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.
The purpose of this strategy is to help improve the performance of the CBD through urban design. To do this it dovetails with traffic and parking programmes designed to make the city centre easier to access, and with economic initiatives such as the Mainstreets programme which focus on promoting business within the CBD.
The Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS) is a combined effort by the Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and Hawke's Bay Regional Council to plan for urban growth in the years ahead. In the past, Hastings and Napier have planned for such growth independently.
This Engineering Code of Practice is a comprehensive document which provides guidelines on the engineering standards Council will use when setting conditions for Resource Consents for Subdivision and Land Use projects.
The Anderson Park Community Plan was developed during 2011 and 12. A local community group was formed to facilitate the process and asked local people what was important to them and what could be done to make the suburb an even better place to live.
In 2033, the Hastings city centre will be a growing, vibrant and fun place that recognises and embraces its wider landscape, productive hinterland, creativity and cultural diversity – it will be the heart of Hawke’s Bay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hastings District Council’s Graffiti Vandalism Strategy has been developed to coordinate current operations, widen the current approach to graffiti reduction and to endorse initiatives and funding applications.
Hastings District Council's has a play strategy called "Hastings Coming Out to Play", which looks at the Council’s role in providing opportunities for “play” in the Hastings District outdoor environment over the next 10 years.
The Hawke's Bay Regional Traffic Study identifies the best way to move people and goods within the study area, including movements to and from the Port of Napier, with maximum efficiency and effective use of the roading network and least environmental effects within the study area.
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.
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.
State of the environment monitoring provides Council and the community with access to information on the state or condition of our environment, enabling us to identify key environmental pressures and, from this information, then assess responses to those pressures.
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.