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Graffiti Vandalism Strategy

Graffiti vandalism (graffiti) is commonly understood to be markings that are etched,
painted, drawn or spray painted on any surface without the owner’s permission.
Graffiti has become synonymous with urban street culture and the more crude forms
have strong links to youth gang activities. In the Hastings district there are four main
types of graffiti, in order of detail: tags, throw-ups, bombs/pieces and burners.

Medium Density Housing Strategy

A key component of the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy is to promote greater diversity in housing choice appropriate to the changing demographic profile of the community and reduce pressure for further loss of versatile land from production through urban sprawl, with it is attendant demand for extension of infrastructure and services. To achieve this the Medium Density Strategy seeks to create the conditions that maximise the benefits and delivery of more compact housing development for both residents and builders, promote residential intensification where the facilities and amenities exist to support it, and stimulate greater investment in medium density development that creates greater diversity and choice for all. It takes a comprehensive approach, recognising that shifting development patterns requires change across a number of fronts.

Drinking Water Strategy

Council’s water investment strategy to deliver a safe and resilient drinking water infrastructure. This document covers areas such as recent and emerging issues, water requirements, conservation, distribution, safety and resilience, covering both main and smaller urban supplies.

Hastings Coming Out to Play Strategy

Hastings District Council's has a play strategy called "Hastings Coming Out to Play", which looks at the Council’s role in providing opportunities for “play” in the Hastings District outdoor environment over the next 10 years. We want to involve the local community in the design of new playscapes, so that each one is a unique reflection of the community in which it is located.

Industrial Strategy

Joint Alcohol Strategy

Napier City and Hastings District councils have worked together to develop this Joint Alcohol Strategy aimed at reducing alcohol-related harm.

Litter Reduction Strategy

The aim of the Litter Reduction Strategy (the Strategy) is to provide a long-term sustainable approach to litter reduction. It aims to better coordinate and extend Council’s current operations and presents a multi-pronged integrated approach.

Hastings City Centre Strategy

In 2033, the Hastings city centre will be a growing, vibrant and fun place that recognises and embraces its wider landscape, productive hinterland, creativity and cultural diversity – it will be the heart of Hawke’s Bay.

Reserves Strategy

The Hastings Reserve Strategy 2006 sets out the Hastings District Council's plans for acquiring and developing parks and reserves over the next 20 years. The strategy raises minimum levels of service from 4 hectares of reserve space per 1000 people, to 10 hectares per 1000 people. The process of developing the strategy involved thorough consultation.

Swimming Pool Fencing Strategy

Private swimming and spa pools are a significant childhood water hazard. The fencing of these pools is the most effective way of preventing the drowning of children under the age of six years.

Coastal Strategy

There is approximately 75km of coastline in the Hastings District, with a diverse mix of natural and built features. The coastal environment of Hastings has significant cultural, recreation and heritage values and the interplay between this complex mix of resources and values requires careful and comprehensive planning. The Hastings Coastal Environment Strategy (HCES) has emerged in response to this demand.

Commercial Zone Review and Large Format Retail Strategy

his document investigates and discusses the provision of suitable areas for large-format retailing in Hastings.

Supporting Social Wellbeing Strategic Framework

The primary goal of this Strategic Framework is to detail which areas of social well-being the Council will focus its resourcing on, in order to have the most impact.The areas identified are based on a number of criteria which include the severity of any issues, opportunities available for Council to enhance its current input and to partner with central government and the community for greater effectiveness.

Positive Ageing Strategy

Older people are valuable resources and fulfill a number of important roles within our community here in the Hastings District. They are volunteers; paid workers; community leaders; mentors and important family members. It is important that Hastings District Council understands how it can best support the wellbeing of older people in our community so that they can live a fulfilling and enjoyable life that enables their active participation in both the economy and community; in ways that they choose. This Strategy is a vehicle to achieve this in an integrated and comprehensive manner.

Hastings CBD Strategy Framework

The purpose of this strategy is to help improve the performance of the CBD through urban design. To do this it dovetails with traffic and parking programmes designed to make the city centre easier to access, and with economic initiatives such as the Mainstreets programme which focus on promoting business within the CBD.

Flaxmere Urban Design Framework

Council approved the development of an urban design framework on 12 December 2006 which was then ensued by the commissioning of a design team in mid 2007. The design team lead by Chow Hill Consultants included professionals from the following disciplines: urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, transportation, sustainability, planning and economics. This team reviewed background documents and consulted with residents, retailers, businesses, property owners, developers, community groups, government services and Council staff and representatives with workshops held in August 2007.

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