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We are writing to you as a group of businesses and property owners passionate about the future of our village and surrounds. The current Havelock North Business Association has been working hard to support realising the potential of our centre for all businesses in the village.
The current catchment area for the Havelock North Business Association was originally established in 1994, and whilst the Havelock North CBD has evolved and grown over time, the catchment area has remained largely unchanged, we believe it’s time to expand.
On the 15th September 2021, the Havelock North Business Association Board resolved to request Hastings District Council to investigate a larger catchment area for the Havelock North Business Association. Upon this request the Council at its November 2021 Strategy and Policy Committee Meeting agreed to complete a poll of property owners to confirm the level of support for, or against, the formation of the larger Havelock North Business Association area.
We encourage you to have your say and participate in the poll. The poll opens on Friday 4 February and closes on Monday 28 February.
The Havelock North Business Association has already provided so much for the village and a larger catchment would give us the ability to do more. A summary of the proposed strategic plan that we have developed for the Havelock North Business Association can be found here.
You will see from the strategic plan that we have developed it is focused on initiatives that will benefit all businesses in the proposed larger area, the plan can be found here.
In the first year we have set the budget at $143,000 plus GST to implement this plan and help us achieve the goals set out in the summary. This grows and expands on the great work the Havelock North Business Association has been doing in the smaller catchment area.
We believe a larger Business Association for Havelock North is needed to be able to unlock the potential of the heart of the village. The combined result of pooled resources to coordinate this will be a much more vibrant and coordinated village, which will create opportunities for all businesses and stakeholders in the increased village area.
Funding for the larger Havelock North Business Association would be collected through a targeted rate on the commercially rated properties within the new proposed area (see the map here). The boundary was agreed by the board and mirrors the boundary of the current ‘Havelock North CBD Commercial General Rate’. This boundary will be extended to include those properties on the fringes when their land use changes from residential to commercial.
This new targeted rate would replace the existing Havelock North Promotional Rate that current members of the Havelock North Business Association pay and any voluntary membership payments those in the expanded area currently commit to.
The BID policy lists two voting goals. They are:
All landlords and occupiers of commercial businesses in the area (see map) are entitled to vote in the poll. Each commercially-rated property and associated business/es are entitled to a vote. There is a register for businesses to update their contact details on-line at www.havelocknorthnz.com/vote. We would appreciate your support to ensure that your tenants are aware of the voting process.
You can find more information about the proposed strategic plan that we have developed for the Havelock North Business Association here.
If you wish to discuss the HNBA strategic plan please contact:
Havelock North Business Association Manager
Phone: 027 228 7853
To discuss the voting process contact:
Hastings District Council
Phone: 06 871 5000
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