Hastings District Council gives public notice that, at its meeting held on Thursday 30th January 2014, the Council passed a resolution changing a large number of speed limits pursuant to its Speed Limit Bylaw 2012 in the
News & Public Notices
Lower speed limits will be in place on many Hastings rural roads from Monday March 17th.
Hastings District Council has moved to introduce a new Safe Speed Area that covers approximately 58 kilometres of the Hastings roading network in the Heretaunga Plains area. This represents around 3% of the districts total roading network but has contributed 32% of the fatal crashes within the last 5 years.
Otene Road from the intersection with Elwood Road to the intersection with Ruahapia Road. The road closure will be between 8:00am until 5:00pm, Wednesday, 21 May 2014.
The iconic Hawke’s Bay Opera House Theatre Building has been closed following engineering advice received late last week that the building is earthquake prone.
The indicative verbal advice of the lower earthquake rating has been received from engineers in advance of the finalised testing and reports which are due on the 21st March.
Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “A 2013 report on the earthquake strength of the Opera House Theatre provided assurances over building safety but advised that further work be done. Council has taken the prudent approach of commissioning further investigation. This work involved invasive testing of the structure and foundations, and the indicative verbal advice that we have now received is that the theatre is earthquake prone.”
Young people from all around Hastings District have shown strong interest in becoming part of the Local Government decision making process.
27 nominations were received for 15 positions on the Hastings District Council Youth Council.
Temporary closure of Eastbourne Street - Karamu Road to Russell Street South, Russell Street South - Eastbourne Street to Lyndon Road East – Hastings, Te Mata Road, Joll Road, Middle Road, Te Aute Road, Havelock Road, Napier Road and the central roundabout - Havelock North – 25 April 2014
Notice is hereby given that the Maintenance Group, a business unit of Hastings District Council, will be commencing a Herbicide spray programme within the sports and civic parks and reserves of the Hastings District.
Safety considerations have contributed to the need to remove a number of mature trees in Chatham Road Flaxmere.
Hastings District Council is to remove approximately 40 trees on Chatham Road between the intersections with Columbus Crescent, due to their declining state.
Safety fencing and a traffic management plan will be put in place to ensure the safety of the public during the removal. The project will begin on Monday 3rd March and is expected to take around 2 weeks (weather dependent).
Work has begun on the final part of a three phase project, which will provide strong pedestrian, transport and visual links from Hastings CBD, past Bay Plaza to The Park Mega Centre.
The project on Russell Street North is designed to improve the connectivity between the shopping precincts by creating a pedestrian friendly, tree lined avenue.
The Council’s upgrade project is expected to be completed by the end of May.
The Osmanthus Gardens in Cornwall Park, Hastings will be specially lit with Chinese lanterns during the week of the NRM Horse of the Year show (HOY).
Chairman of Hastings District Council’s International Advisory Group Kevin Watkins says “The Chinese lanterns are usually placed in the gardens to coincide with International Cultures Day at Cornwall Park. This year it has been decided that we will light the gardens in honour of the Chinese Year of the Horse and the entry of a team of Chinese showjumpers into the HOY Show.”
The Chinese lanterns will be switched on from Monday 17th March 2014 and will be lit each evening until Sunday 23rd March 2014.