- Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project
A major new water main between Hastings and Havelock North is being constructed as a key part of an overall drinking water infrastructure upgrade plan. The $10 million project started in February and is expected to be completed by October 2018. The 4.8 kilometres is being laid from Sylvan Road in Hastings to Napier Rd in Havelock North, via St Aubyn St, Windsor Ave, Howard St, St George’s Rd and Crosses Rd. This work is requiring road closures and controlled one way sections across the route. For more information see: Hastings to Havelock North Water Main Project section
- Whakatu Arterial Link Project
The Whakatu Arterial Link will provide a very important connection between the growing fields of Hastings, production facilities and the routes out of the region to our customers across New Zealand and the world. It will also remove heavy vehicles from the residential streets in and around the Whakatu residential area, making the streets safer for residents. The teams working on the two year building project are on target to meet the December 2018 completion date. For more information see: Whakatu Arterial Link Project section
- Lyndhurst Road – Infrastructure
November 2017 – August 2018
New infrastructure has been installed on Lyndhurst Road to enable the extension of the Lyndhurst residential subdivision, from Nottingley Road to the end of Lyndhurst Road. The road has been re-opened to traffic and it is expected that the re-sealing to the Percival Rd intersection will be completed by the early August, weather permitting.
- Railway Road – Storm water Improvements
November 2017 – August 2018
Hastings District Council has installed a new storm water main on Railway Road. The project started in November. The bulk of the work has been completed with one last connection to be made during the week commencing July 16, on the northern side of the Southampton St and Railway Rd intersection. It is expected to be completed within the week. Temporary seal across the full length of the project will have its permanent layer applied in spring when the weather has improved.
- Omahu Industrial – new infrastructure
January 2018 to October 2018
Hastings District Council is installing drinking water and waste water systems to service 63 hectares of newly rezoned industrial land on the north side of Omahu Rd. The majority of the work is being carried out off-road, with connections within the road corridor at four points.
For information on other current and upcoming road works in Hastings District please visit the Roads & Streets section of our website.
Detail information on the projects can be found on the links or related pages for the District Plan Variations Projects.
In 2010, Hastings District Council (HDC) submitted a proposal to the New Zealand Transport Agency to become New Zealand’s first “Model Community” – an initiative designed to demonstrate that carefully planned, sustained investment in walking and cycling can have a positive impact on a community. For more information on this project please see: iWay page
- Rotary Pathways
The pathways project is a regional initiative aimed at linking Hawke's Bay cities and coastal townships via recreational walkways and cycleways. For information on this project please see: Rotary Pathways page.
- Facade Enhancement Scheme
The aim of the Façade Enhancement Scheme is to provide financial support to building owners and tenants to upgrade their façades, using colour schemes that are both aesthetically pleasing and sensitive to the colour schemes of adjacent buildings, the scheme will remove unsightly features and replace conflicting signs with more sympathetic versions. For more information on this project please visit: Facade Enhancement Scheme page.