This is the first District Plan for the Central Hawke's Bay District, prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991. The purpose of the District Plan is to assist the Council to carry out its functions in order to achieve the purpose of this Act. The Council's main functions are, in summary, to:
- manage the natural and physical resources of the district in an integrated manner;
- avoid or mitigate the risk of natural hazards;
- avoid or mitigate the environmental effects resulting from noise or from the storage, use,disposal or transportation of hazardous substances:
- manage the effects of activities on the surface of rivers and lakes in the district and to manage subdivision.
Draft Urban Growth Strategy
The Council is continuing with the rolling review of the District Plan. The publication of the draft Urban Growth Strategy (UGS) marks the beginning of the Urban Centres Review in which Council will consider the issues relating to the growth and development of the two town centres of Waipawa and Waipukurau. The draft Urban Growth Strategy considers the demands facing Council in regard to likely future growth and development options and presents a range of options to address these issues.