On this page you will find some of council's Major projects, Infrastructure related projects, links to District Plan variation projects and the ongoing projects like iWay and Rotary Pathways.
The Hastings City Centre Revitalisation Plan was adopted by Council in February 2019 following extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community. The plan will help improve the performance of the city centre through urban design initiatives, to create a distinctive and vibrant city centre.
The transformation of the Cornwall Park playground began in July 2019 and is expected to be completed by mid-December. Play features for all ages and abilities are in the plan, as well as new amenities including toilets, shelter, outdoor furniture and a drinking fountain.
Hastings District Council’s Municipal Building project is part of the overall Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct work programme. This also includes the Opera House and Plaza buildings. The precinct development is an investment in cultural infrastructure. Council and community consider the works a vital part of cultural and economic revitalisation of Hastings City.
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.
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.
Te Ara Kahikatea provides a very important connection between the growing fields of Hastings, the production facilities of our district and the routes out of the region to our customers across New Zealand and the world. It moves large vehicles from the residential streets in and around the Whakatu residential area, making the streets safer for our people.
The construction of a major new water main between Hastings and Havelock North was completed in 2019. It is a key element of Hastings District Council’s comprehensive water infrastructure upgrade plan: the Hastings Drinking Water Strategy, designed to improve reliance, capacity and flexibility into the water supply network.
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