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District PlanMahere tiaki i ngā rawa me te whenua ā-rohe

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.

District Plan

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.
E Plan

The E plan is our electronic copy of the District Plan.  It provides District Plan information including GIS maps, and zoning rules.

Draft Urban Growth Strategy 2016

The publication of the draft Urban Growth Strategy (UGS) marked the beginning of the Urban Centres Review in which Council considered 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. At the time of printing the Draft Urban Growth Strategy took into consideration the "state of play" at the time with the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme (RWSS).

"Hawke’s Bay Regional Council voted unanimously in 2017 to move on from the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme and focus its efforts on other priorities.

The ability for the scheme to proceed remains uncertain in light of the Supreme Court’s decision not to allow the Department of Conservation land swap necessary for the construction of the proposed Ruataniwha dam.

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council completed the sale of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme intellectual property and assets to Water Holdings CHB Limited, from Central Hawke’s Bay, for $100,000.

Both the Council and HBRIC Ltd are now focussing their energies on new priorities." (https://www.hbrc.govt.nz/hawkes-bay/projects/ruataniwha-water-storage-scheme/)

 

View the Draft Urban Growth Strategy

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