The Heretaunga Plains of Hawke’s Bay are resource rich, and the value of the water and soil resources to the economy and the well-being of the community has changed little over time. However continual growth in the residential and industrial sectors has led to increasing competition for these resources.
The Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS2010) is the result of a collaborative approach by the Hastings District Council, Napier City Council and Hawke's Bay Regional Council towards managing urban growth on the Plains from 2015 to 2045.
HPUDS2010 brought together the separate urban development strategies that both Hastings and Napier had in place from the 1990’s through to 2015.
The area covered by the strategy includes Napier and Hastings cities and outlying suburbs, plus the small coastal and rural settlements from Whirinaki and Bay View to the fringes of the plains such as Maraekakaho, Puketapu and Pakipaki.
HPUDS2010 takes into account a large number of global, national and local influences including climate change, peak energy, transport efficiency objectives, and national environmental standards plus, at a regional and local level, demographic and employment projections.
The Draft Revised HPUDS Strategy as recommended by the Working Group can be found here.
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