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How we work

Council's work sits under four pillars which collectively express our commitment to all aspects of community wellbeing: economic, environmental, social, and cultural.

Long Term Plan 2021 2031 Strategies Diagram 2

Our foundation strategies

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).

Our supporting strategies

Coastal Strategy (8)

Hastings Coastal Environment Summary Consultation
Hastings Coastal Environment Summary Map
Hastings Coastal Environment Summary Report
Technical Paper 1 Part ll Matters
Technical Paper 2 Coastal Residential
Technical Paper 3 Coastal Infrastructure
Technical Paper 4 Erosion and Hazards
Technical Paper 5 Reserves and Recreation

Commercial Zone Review and Large Format Retail Strategy (10)

Commercial zone review entire document 2003-2023
Commercial zone review section 1 - Introduction
Commercial zone review section 2 - Strategic Direction of Commercial Retail Development in Hastings 1980-2003
Commercial zone review section 3 - Emerging Retail Pattern in Hastings
Commercial zone review section 4 - Retail Spending in Hawke's Bay
Commercial zone review section 5 - Stakeholder Retail Preferences
Commercial zone review section 6 - Feasibility of Retail Development
Commercial zone review section 7 - Stage 1 Evaluation LFR Location Options
Commercial zone review section 8 - Stage 2 Evaluation Retail Development Scenarios
Commercial zone review section 9 - Hastings Retail Strategy

Drinking Water Strategy (1)

Drinking Water Strategy

Drinking Water Strategy

Flaxmere Urban Design Framework (1)

Flaxmere Urban Design Framework

Graffiti Vandalism Strategy (1)

Graffiti Vandalism Strategy 2008

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.

Hastings CBD Strategy Framework (1)

Hastings CBD Strategy Framework

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.

Hastings City Centre Strategy (1)

Hastings City Centre Strategy

Hastings Coming Out to Play Strategy (1)

Hastings Coming Out to Play Strategy

Hastings Medium and Long Term Housing Strategy (1)

Hastings Medium and Long Term Housing Strategy

Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS) (1)

Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS)

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).

Industrial Strategy (5)

Industrial Demand Report 2008
Industrial Demand Study Logan Stone August 2002
Industrial Strategy 2003
Industrial Strategy 2009 Map
Revised direction 2009

Joint Alcohol Strategy (1)

Joint Alcohol Strategy 2017

Ka hao te Rangatahi, Hastings Youth Strategy (1)

Ka hao te Rangatahi Hastings Youth Strategy

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.

Litter Reduction Strategy (1)

Litter Reduction Strategy 2008

Multicultural Strategy (1)

The Hastings District Multicultural Strategy

Positive Ageing Strategy (1)

Positive Ageing Strategy 2014

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.

Reserves Strategy (1)

Hastings Reserves Strategy 2006

Supporting Social Wellbeing Strategic Framework (1)

Supporting Social Wellbeing Strategic Framework

Swimming Pool Fencing Strategy (1)

Swimming pool fencing strategy 2003

Toi-Tū Hawke's Bay (1)

Toi-tū Hawke’s Bay

A strategic framework to support creatives and creativity in Hawke's Bay.

Traffic Counting Strategy (1)

Traffic Counting Strategy 2014

Traffic Counting Strategy 2014


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