The Hastings District Landmarks Trust is a community initiative formed in the late 1990s to enhance and promote the Hastings District’s identity and sense of place, and to foster civic pride.
Four key areas drive the passion of the Landmarks Trust members:
- Art in public places
Each feeds into the Landmarks’ philosophy of making Hastings a better place to live, work in, enjoy and be proud of.
Working with Council
The Landmarks Trust also act as an advocate for the community by lobbying and working with Council on issues of importance to the Trust.
We believe community input is vital and value the unique partnership established from the beginning with the Hastings District Council and their adoption the Landmarks’ philosophy. This is applied each time Council selects a project, referencing the four Landmarks key categories.
The Landmarks Trust and Hastings District Council also meet regularly, as the Landmarks Advisory Group, to discuss projects and concerns. Landmarks sees this as an important and positive way to link the community and Council, focusing on whether final outcomes can be improved through:
- Strong public participation
- Good design that pays attention to detail
- Use of design themes and quality materials that are responsive to who we are and our communities’ journeys
- The preservation and enhancement of natural and created assets of our district
Plans and strategies
The Landmarks Trust endorses the following plans and strategies that have been prepared by Council that guide and inform how Hastings should look and feel. These are:
- Hastings CBD Architectural Heritage Design Guide
- Hastings CBD Sign Guide
- Landmarks Development Plan
- Hastings CBD Heritage Inventory
- Hastings City Centre Façade Enhancement Scheme