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Alcohol Licensing Applications and Forms (1)

Local Alcohol Policy

Best Practice Design Guide. (1)

Good Practice Landscape Guidelines for Subdivision and Development in the Hastings District

Engineering Code of Practice (4)

Engineering Code of Practice (ECOP) 2020

The ECOP is a comprehensive document which provides engineering guidelines to developers and contractors to assist them in complying with the District Plan, policies and setting conditions for Resource Consents for Subdivision and Land Use projects. It is one means of compliance with the District Plan.

Engineering Code of Practice 2011 (superceded)

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 Code does not aim to provide “cookbook” solutions. The standards in the Code provide acceptable solutions, but not necessarily the only solutions, for the engineering issues associated with subdivision and land use projects.

Engineering Code of Practice 2011 - Drawings (superceded)
Subdivision and Infrastructure - Best Practice Design Guide

eSignature Solution (1)

DocuSign (Secure Signing) eSignature Solution

Gambling Policy (2)

Class 4 Venue Policy

The Gambling Act 2003 was enacted on 18 September 2003. The Act requires Hastings District Council to adopt a Class 4 Venue policy for the Hastings District in accordance with the special consultative procedure set out in the Local Government Act 2002.

TAB Venue Policy

The Racing Industry Act 2020 came into effect on 1 August 2020. The Act requires Hastings District Council to adopt a TAB Venue policy for the Hastings District in accordance with the special consultative procedure set out in the Local Government Act 2002.

Heretaunga Ararau (1)

Heretaunga Ararau Te Reo Māori Action Plan

Policies (30)

2023/2024 Development Contributions Policy
Building Consent Authority Compliments and Complaints

The Building Consent Authority (BCA) at Hastings District Council is committed to the continual improvement of service. We value customer feedback and we endeavour to deliver the services of the BCA within a timely and professional manner.

Business Improvement District Policy August 2018

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a partnership between a local authority and a defined local business community to develop projects and services that benefit the trading environment and which align with the local authority’s objectives.

Child Protection Policy

The purpose of this Child Protection Policy is to protect children and meet the requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act (2014), which seeks to protect children and help them thrive, achieve and belong, along with providing clear and consistent expectations of staff and volunteer behaviour when working with children, to ensure that, along with children, staff and volunteers are kept safe.

Committee and Rural Community Board Register of Delegations 2022-2025
Community Engagement Framework

This framework, prepared by Council’s Marketing, Communications and Engagement team, sets out best practice for engaging with the community, including principles, process, and roles and responsibilities.

Compliments and Complaints Policy 2022

Hastings District Council is committed to continual improvement of service delivery throughout the organisation. This policy provides context to the process for recording and review of public feedback about organisational performance (good and bad), including systems, people and service delivery.

Council Delegations to Committees

Hastings District Council, Committees and Rural Community Board Delegations Register 2016

Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2021

This policy covers Hastings District Council's approach to dangerous and insanitary buildings. It outlines the approach that Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act 2004.

DocuSign (Secure Signing) eSignature Solution
Enforcement Policy

The enforcement policy was approved by Council in August 2018. The policy is a high level document that provides guidance for Council Officers when undertaking enforcement and compliance work. The purpose of the policy document is to ensure there is consistency across council when dealing with regulatory matters and it provides mechanisms and processes to ensure enforcement powers are exercised appropriately. This policy will inform the public of councils approach, processes and actions in enforcement and compliance and creates transparency in the enforcement process.

Hastings District Council Code of Conduct Policy 2023

Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 (the Act) requires each local authority in New Zealand to adopt a code of conduct. Once adopted, all elected members are required to comply with the code. This code of conduct provides guidance on the standards of behaviour that are expected from the Mayor and elected members of the Hastings District Council.

Healthy Beverage Policy 2018

The purpose of the policy is to support healthy beverage choices at Council workplaces, facilities and Council-run events and promote water as the recommended healthy beverage of choice.

Liquor Licensing Policy 2003

This Liquor Licensing Policy updates and replaces an informal policy developed in 1994. The policy provides a framework for consistent decision-making about the sale of liquor within Hastings District and aims to contribute to the reduction of alcohol abuse. The Policy clearly defines the Council’s attitude to, and administration of, its responsibilities under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 and represents a combination of community expectations about how alcohol is made available to consumers and the legislative requirements governing generally accepted norms of behaviour.

Litter Infringements Policy 2009

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance to Council Officers on issuing infringement notices under the Litter Act 1979.

Local Governance Statement 2023

Prepared in terms of sections 40 of the Local Government Act 2002, following the 2022 Local Authority Elections.

Mana Whenua Development: Future Choice of Maori

Te mahi tahi ki te mana whenua hei taunaki i te whanaketanga o te ao Māori. The development of the mana whenua world.

Maori-Freehold Land-Policy

Policy on Remission and Postponement of Rates on Maori Freehold Land

Maori Responsiveness Frame Work 2016

Maori Responsiveness Frame Work - Stepping up Maori Responsiveness

Marae Development Policy

The purpose of this policy is to enhance capacity to fulfil cultural aspirations; and reinforce respect and understanding between Council and Maori

Psychoactive Substances Local Approved Policy

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 allows councils to develop Local Approved Products Policies which may restrict the location that psychoactive substances may be sold from within their territorial areas. A local approved products policy is not mandatory, but Hastings District Council has chosen to develop a policy to guide the Psychoactive Substances Regulatory Authority in our decision-making on licence applications for the sale of local approved products.

Purchase Order Terms and Conditions of Supply

Council's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions of Supply

Rates Remission and Postponement Policies

The objective of this policy is to facilitate the on-going provision of non-commercial community services and non-commercial recreational opportunities for Hastings District residents.

Residential Fencing Guide
Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy

Rural Halls Maintenance Fund Policy

Safety Management System

The Safety Management System (SMS) is a policy document from which a safety culture can be developed and focus stakeholders' activities on achieving Council’s stated safety objectives and targets.

Smokefree and Vapefree Policy

Hastings District and Napier City councils Smokefree and Vapefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke or vape. Whether people choose to become smokefree or vapefree is outside the scope of this policy.

Standing Orders

Adopted by Council on 8 December 2022. Amendments 26 October 2023.

Subdivision and Infrastructure - Best Practice Design Guide
Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) Policy

The objective of this policy is to provide guidance on where, and under what conditions the public are allowed to fly unmanned aircraft (drone) over land controlled by Hastings District Council.

Other Documents (1)

Civic Honours Awards Criteria

Civic Honours Awards Criteria


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