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 plan identifies 23 enhancement projects that Council will develop over the next five years. These projects aim to create vibrant, functional and distinctive places that attract people, recognise and celebrate the character, history and culture of the area, create stronger first impressions, and reinforce the city centre as a key destination. This revitalisation initiative is known as 'Hastings Alive'.
The scope of this plan extends to the enhancement and development of the following public spaces:
To achieve its purpose, the plan dovetails with traffic and parking initiatives designed to make the city easy to access; and with economic initiatives which focus on promoting business in the city centre.
The city centre has many positive attributes that can be built on, including:
This Hastings City Centre Public Spaces Revitalisation Plan (the Plan) will enable the delivery of key projects identified in the Hastings City Centre Strategy 2013-2033. The projects specifically relate to the provision and enhancement of attractive and inviting public open spaces in the city centre. Together with a number of other Council initiatives, these projects will contribute to further positive improvement in the vibrancy of the city.
Of the 23 proposed activation areas within the city centre (as identified in the Public Spaces Revitalisation Plan) the 10 projects below have been identified for start dates in 2019/2020.
See below for the latest revitalisation updates.
The finishing touches are being applied and preparations are afoot to celebrate the opening of the revamped Cornwal...
13 December 2019
There is a lot happening in the Hastings City centre. Read all about in our latest newsletter update.
27 November 2019
Hastings City centre will light up in the lead up to Christmas this year, with two temporary, spectacular, large-sc...
22 November 2019
Another step has been made towards creating more vibrancy in the Hastings city centre with changes now made to the ...
8 August 2019
A new 35-room apartment-style hotel is to be built in the Hastings city centre in a vacant building behind the Hawk...
24 May 2019
In May 2018, the St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church submitted to the Hastings District Council Annual Plan, seeking ...
17 April 2019
A block of land on Queen St West will be turned into an off-street carpark and covered walkway providing greater co...
25 March 2019
The enhancement of Hastings’ city centre is officially underway with the adoption of a public spaces revitalisati...
1 March 2019
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