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.
All young people in the Hastings District are represented by the Hastings Youth Council. The Youth Council meet every second Tuesday, 4pm at the council administration buildings, 207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings.
What does the Hastings Youth Council do?
Helps provide a voice for young people in the Hastings District on issues that affect youth
Aims to get more young people involved in the community with positive, fun activities
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.
Our future is filled with challenges.
Hastings, like many New Zealand cities, is faced with a number of challenges as it positions itself as sustainable, competitive and resilient.
Waimarama is iconic to Hawke’s Bay and is recognised as being the premier coastal location in the region.
Underpinning this is the mana whenua, as their relationship with the resources and the natural environment are key to the spirit of Waimarama.
The community’s vision is that this unique environment should be preserved and that all development should be sustainably managed. The plan has a central goal of producing a framework that will make Waimarama an even better place to live and visit.
‘Earthworks’ are the alteration of land contours of any site including the disturbance of land by moving, placing or replacing earth, or by excavation or cutting; filling or backfilling, but does not include the removal of less than 25m3 of earth (including topsoil) from any site in any 12 month period.
The business investment strategy acts as a focus for economic development marketing activity in respect of attracting new businesses to the district, and supporting and assisting the development and expansion of existing companies.
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.
The business to be transacted by a Council and its administration is large and wide-ranging, dealing with the details of many Acts and Regulations, the Council’s District Plan, Bylaws, and a range of Council functions and activities.
It is impossible for the elected Council to deal with everything itself. The principle of subsidiarity should therefore apply; that is, decisions should be made at the lowest possible level commensurate with efficiency and effectiveness.
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.
This policy covers 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.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a practical framework for the care and control of dogs throughout Hastings District in order to minimise any danger, distress and nuisance to the community.
The Policy aims to integrate control measures passed through the Dog Control Act 1996 (including all amendments), and Council’s Dog Control Bylaw in addition to targeted education to modify and improve the behaviour of both dogs and their owners.
The Flaxmere Community Plan was adopted in 2005, with the vision “Flaxmere 2015 will be a beautiful, vibrant place of opportunity with people working together” and has been a key planning document for the community.
A lot has been achieved since the original plan was developed and first published in 2005, so from 2010 – 2012 consultation was held to update the Flaxmere Community Plan and to create an integrated plan.
This report takes a very broad insight into service provision in Flaxmere and provides an analysis of key worker resource allocated for Flaxmere and isolates strengths and gaps in services delivery as identified from providers featured in the ‘Flaxmere Service Mapping’.
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.
Community safety is influenced by many factors including; graffiti, crime, abandoned vehicles, clean air and water, attractive streets, public areas, parks and community facilities, vibrant town centres, and, the opportunity for the people to participate fully in a healthy community.
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.
In February 2004, the residents of Whakatu requested a community
plan be developed. Council has worked in partnership with
the Whakatu Community Trust in consulting with the community
to develop the Whakatu Community Plan.
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.