The purpose of the Hastings District Council (Council) is to:
- Enable democratic local decision-making and action by, on behalf of, communities; and
- Promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities, in the present and for the future.
Decisions at the Council are made by 15 elected representatives, the mayor and 14 councillors, representing the district's six wards. Decisions are also delegated to Council staff.
At each stage of its decision-making, the Council must consider the views and preferences of those likely to be affected by, or to have an interest in the matter.
The Council will not always have to undertake consultation to meet this requirement. This policy aims to show how Council will use its discretion on whether to consult or not.
This consultation policy does not cover the submission process that may be required under the Resource Management Act 1991.
- Consultation Policy (PDF 33kB)