On this page you can access the plans that Hastings District Council has for the district, from the current annual plan and 10 year plan, to plans for waste minimisation, preserving the character of our central city and attracting international students. If you are after our District Plan click here:
Annual Plans and Ten Year Plans
The Annual Plan is a document setting out Hastings District Council's major projects and focus areas for the coming year. It outlines key variances from the Long Term Plan (LTP) which is a 10-year forecast version of this plan, revised every three years.
Joint Waste Management and Minimisation Plan
The Hastings District Council and Napier City Council have combined to establish the goals and objectives of a new Waste Management and Minimisation Plan for the region. The Plan determines how we provide waste management and minimisation services across the Omarunui Landfill catchment area for the next six years.
Hastings City Centre Vibrancy Plan
The Hastings City Centre Vibrancy Plan 2016-2017 is an action-focused annual plan that complements the Hastings City Centre Strategy.
Havelock North Village Plan
The Havelock North Village Plan was developed with community input between 2013 and 2015, to reflect the values and facilities people in Havelock North think are important. This plan shows the key objectives identified by the community and how Council is contributing to maintaining and developing them and also shares information links and related actions.
Crime Prevention Plan
This document sets forth the Crime Prevention Plan for Hastings District Council. Initially, a needs analysis looks at the community and then crime is analysed within the District with the major crime problems identified. The plan follows with the major issues, some broad goals and objectives. Directions for initiatives to meet these objectives are discussed in broad strategies only and are suggestions.
Landmarks Development Plan
The Landmarks Development Plan, adopted in 2000 was seen to be a working document. It was intended that the Landmarks philosophy and concepts would evolve as implementation of the initiatives detailed in the Plan occured, and as community awareness and demand strengthened and grew. This revised plan may be considered an ‘abridged version’, to make it more readable and accessible to all. It does not seek to replicate all of the information in the original plan, rather it reaffirms the key themes and priorities, and the design elements identified as important to achieving the
Heretaunga Plains Transportation Study
The Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategic Study was undertaken separately and provided land use growth forecasts for the study area between 2015 and 2045. The aim of the study is to ensure that people and goods are moved to/from and within the study area with the least cost and for the most benefit to the region’s economy while enhancing its social and cultural fabric and environmental condition.
Hawke's Bay Education
Education Hawke’s Bay is a newly established entity aimed at collectively increasing the numbers of international students to the region. Membership is largely the secondary schools we have here, both state and integrated, as well as EIT our tertiary level provider, and other private training establishments such as Air Hawke’s Bay and FutureCol. Education Hawke’s Bay is coordinated by Hastings District Council, and is part of the region’s economic development strategy to attract new business. International Education is now estimated to contribute more than $2.6 billion to the New Zealand economy each year, and contribute to the creation of 28,000 new jobs (Economic Impact of International Education 2012/13).
Central Character Precinct Signs
The Central Character Precinct has been identified within the Hastings city centre. The purpose of this precinct is to protect the character and heritage values of the area. The key characteristics of this precinct include the heritage and character buildings, consistent height, scale and design style of the buildings and prevalence of verandahs. The District Plan has specific standards for any signs within the central character precinct. The standards are designed to make sure that any signs are in keeping with the heritage character of the area. If these standards are not met a resource consent will be required.
Find out the steps you should take before undertaking work on signs and our advice on sign locations, suggested text fonts and more in our Central character precinct sign guide