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The Chief Executive's department includes Communications, Democracy, Economic Development. Elections and Health & Safety:
The department regulates the activities of Council and the public. Regulatory Services staff implement many statutory requirements such as the Resource Management Act and the Building Act and any bylaws set by Council.
Activities are centered on:
CHBD Council also has an efficient Civil Defence organisation to cater for any emergencies that may occur which is mainly resourced by Regulatory Services.
The Technical Services Group provides an in-house Civil Engineering consultancy service for Council's operations, and also manges wastewater operations. This service provides:
The department provides the revenue and financial support services to the Council relating to the Council’s core business activities.
The Corporate Services department is responsible for much of the content of Council's Annual Plan, Annual Report, Long Term Plan, Funding policy and Treasury policy. These documents are the important public planning documents of Council, excluding the District Plan.
This department also provides day to day operational services such as rates collection and enquiries, debtors/invoicing, creditors, rent collection, water billing, cashier duties, payroll, general ledger maintenance, HR, IT, Libraries and Corporate Policy.
The Central Hawke's Bay District Council seeks to provide a cost-effective roading network that is properly maintained and managed.
Roading Services are carried out for the Council under the Professional Engineering Services Contract and various Physical Works Contracts.
The department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of several areas of Council’s assets and services. The major areas are Water and Stormwater, Solid Waste and Recreation & Community Facilities.
A large part of the departments activities relate to the management of Council’s Facilities Maintenance Contract. Central Hawke’s Bay District Council contracts out its facility maintenance functions (water, sewer, parks, gardens etc) to Infracon CHB.
The Civic Theatre in Waipukurau, which is both a district hall and cinema, is part of this service as well.
Asset Management Plans form an important part of Council’s Long Term Community Council Plan and Annual Plan.