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Responding to Growth

We have big plans for our District. The Central Hawke's Bay Three Towns' Integrated Spatial Plan (ISP) is at the centre of those plans because it is a 30 year blueprint of growth opportunities across Ōtāne, Waipawa and Waipukurau

Central Hawke’s Bay is growing at  unprecedented levels and our community is changing, as families and people head to our patch of paradise as a desirable lifestyle location. In 2018 Central Hawke’s Bay’s population hit an all-time high of just over 14,000 residents, reaching levels of growth and optimism not seen since the 1960’s.

Growth at a glance 2020 -2050


Fast forward to 2031 and despite the current economic challenges, that number is projected to increase to over 18,000 people – with some 1,500 homes forecast to be built in that same time. Being prepared for what’s ahead is critical to ensuring future generations of residents in Central Hawke’s Bay continue to Thrive!

Demographic Growth Predictions 2020 - 2050


To respond to this growth to ensure our infrastructural, cultural, environmental, social and economic wellbeing needs and legislative responsibilities are met, we’ve developed a blueprint for growth of our three main towns for the next 30 years.


We’ve relied heavily on feedback taken from the community in the development of Project Thrive, to build upon our Communities vision and with workshops held with local residents and stakeholders such as Centralines and New Zealand Transport Agency in June to develop the blueprint This blueprint - called an ‘Integrated Spatial Plan’ (ISP) - is key to informing our Long Term Plan 2021 to 2031.


Both are essential documents in ensuring that our assets – infrastructure and community - meet the needs of our community now and into the future. We are now asking you to take a look at where we have landed in terms of our future growth direction. To let us know, have we got it right, do we need to consider other challenges or opportunities, other responses?


This will help us finalise our direction of growth. We will then use every tool in our box from our Long Term Plan investments, through our District Plan review, through partnerships and programmes to implement this direction and bring Thrive alive!

 

What is the Integrated Spatial Plan About?

We have big plans for our District. The Central Hawke's Bay Three Towns' Integrated Spatial Plan (ISP) is at the centre of those plans because it is a 30 year blueprint of growth opportunities across Ōtāne, Waipawa and Waipukurau. The ISP will:

  • Maximise the achievement of Project Thrive
  • Help inform the Central Hawke's Bay District Plan review
  • Outline what community and infrastructure investment will be needed to support enhanced community wellbeings, and
  • Form the basis for implementation through the Long-Term Plan and coordinated investment from agencies such as NZTA and Centralines.

 Central Hawke's Bay Integrated Spatial Plan 2020 -2050 

Spatial plan

 

 

 

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