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2021 - 2031 Long Term Plan

Welcome to the 2021 - 2031 Long Term Plan

The Long Term Plan is one of our main planning tools – a 10 year look ahead that we review and talk about with our community every three years.

The plan sets out the activities, services and projects we intend to deliver (including the when, where, and how) and how we’re planning to fund it.  Ultimately, it tells you what your rates may look like over the next decade.  The sections below outline the various documents and way to have your say.

The consultation document

The Long Term Plan is not just about “us” as a Council deciding what’s going to happen.  We work for the benefit of our community and want to hear what you think.  Which is the purpose of this consultation document.

You can also view a recent Havelock North Parking Study here, which is linked to one of the consultation items.

Long Term Plan full document

This document contains more information for readers wanting more detail.  It contains our strategic direction, key policies, financial statements and groups of activities information.

Development Contributions Policy

The Development Contributions Policy sets out our approach to funding the cost of capital expenditure related to growth.  The Summary Schedule of Charges has been updated for the 2021/22 year.

Want to know more

Pop-in to an information session at the following locations:

Thursday 15 April 5pm to 8pm Flaxmere Night Market
Saturday 17 April 10am to 2pm Hastings CBD – Albert Park
Tuesday 20 April 7.00pm Patoka Hall
Wednesday 21 April 7.00pm Crownthorpe Hall
Saturday 24 April 10am to 2pm Havelock North CBD
Wednesday 28 April 7.00pm Poukawa Hall
Thursday 29 April 5.30pm – 7.30pm Maraekakaho Hall

How to have your say

If you only have a few moments you can fill in the short feedback form online here, or find the same form in the Consultation Document (delivered to your letterbox or pick one up from one of our Hastings libraries) and Freepost it back to us.

Or you can make a comprehensive submission by filling in the form below; or print it out here, fill it in, and drop it off at the Main Council Administration building, Lyndon Rd, Hastings, post it to Private Bag 9002, Hastings, or email

Consultation closes

7 May 2021, 5:00pm

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Hastings District Council
207 Lyndon Road East, Hastings 4122
Private Bag 9002, Hastings 4156
Phone: +64 6 871 5000
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