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District Plan Review

We are currently reviewing our District Plan. A new draft District Plan will be coming shortly

Our Draft District Plan

A district plan directs how we’ll use and develop our land over the next 10 years. Required by law, it describes policies, rules and standards to ensure we balance economic and residential growth with protecting Central Hawke’s Bay’s natural environment for future generations.

Our current plan is more than 20 years old - and it’s time for Central Hawke’s Bay to have a plan that reflects who we are today and our aspirations for the future.

The Draft District Plan will be released for community feedback on 20 May, 2019 and submissions can be made online or in writing until 15 July 2019. After 20 May, you’ll be able to view the Draft District Plan on the Central Hawke’s Bay District Council website, or head to your local Library to view a hard copy.

If you have questions about the Draft District Plan, or the review process - please email

To view our current District Plan - click here

We’re currently talking to landowners who have additional interest in the provisions outlined in our Draft Plan. These members of our community have been identified as having special areas on their properties, so we’re meeting with these landowners and other stakeholders to discuss these sections of the plan in more detail.


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