Council's work sits under four pillars which collectively express our commitment to all aspects of community wellbeing: economic, environmental, social, and cultural.
The purpose of Local Government is to promote community wellbeing in the present and the future. The three strategies below summarise Council’s strategic intent and provide an overview of Council’s contribution to community wellbeing. The District Development strategy has a primary focus on economic wellbeing, the Eco District Strategy a primary focus on environmental wellbeing and the Great Communities strategy a primary focus on social and cultural wellbeing. These strategies form the integrated strategic picture and work together.
In the section below you will find further detail about some of our specific activity strategies (which form part of the summary above).
Drinking Water Strategy
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.
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 is the result of a collaborative approach by Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and Hawke's Bay Regional Council towards managing urban growth on the Plains from 2015 to 2045. The joint Strategy was first adopted in 2010, then a reviewed version re-adopted by the three councils in early 2017 (HPUDS 2017).
This strategy was adopted by the Hastings District Council in September 2022 and outlines how the Hastings District Council is investing in the positive development of its young people aged 12-24 years over the next five years. Through its goals and actions, we are striving to enhance young people’s mana so they feel empowered to reach their full potential. The strategy provides a framework to better engage young people in the future and strengthen Council services and programmes to better meet the needs of youth across the Hastings district. The strategy is a joint commitment by the Hastings District Council and the Hastings Youth Council. Young people’s ideas, thoughts and experiences have driven the development of the strategy, its priorities and the actions.
Older people are valuable resources and fulfill 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. It is important that Hastings District Council understands how it can best support the wellbeing of older people in our community so that they can live a fulfilling and enjoyable life that enables their active participation in both the economy and community; in ways that they choose. This Strategy is a vehicle to achieve this in an integrated and comprehensive manner.
A strategic framework to support creatives and creativity in Hawke's Bay.
Traffic Counting Strategy 2014
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