- 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 tow year building project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. For more information see: Whakatu Arterial Link Project section
- Nelson and Eastbourne streets roundabout
May 2018 – June 2018
A new roundabout is being installed at the intersection of Nelson and Eastbourne streets, with an expected completion date of the end of June, weather permitting. The intersection is closed to through-traffic, with detours in place. Access to businesses and for service vehicles is being maintained.
- Lyndhurst Road – Infrastructure
November 2017 – May 2018
New infrastructure is being installed on Lyndhurst Road to enable the extension of the Lyndhurst residential subdivision, from Nottingley Road to the end of Lyndhurst Road. The work includes the laying of storm water, water and wastewater pipes, installation of a shared pathway for cyclists, and footpaths and road reconstruction. Other service providers are working with Council to install services such as gas, electricity and communications. This work requires a road closure for the majority of the project, with some exceptions to allow access to Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park for major events. Access for residents and service vehicles is being maintained.
- Railway Road – Storm water Improvements
November 2017 – July 2018
Hastings District Council is installing a new storm water main on Railway Road. The project started in November and was expected to be completed by the end of May 2018, however weather conditions have pushed that out to late June/early July. The work is being carried out in stages, with road closures and detours in place. Access to businesses and residences is being maintained at all times.
- 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.