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.
Older people are valuable resources and fulfil a number of important roles within our community here in the Hastings District. They are volunteers; paid workers; community leaders; mentors and important family members.
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.
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.
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.
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.