As Hastings grows and faces future pressure, it is timely to look at the type of community we want to create, particularly on the north-eastern side of Hastings.
To help us address the challenges and opportunities ahead we have started to work on a long-term blueprint to guide future land use – called the Karamū Master Plan.
No decisions have been made yet … this is a long-term strategic plan, stretching 30 to 100 years into the future, and its aim is help us manage land use activity in the area in a thought out way rather than a reactive planning approach.
A melting pot of opportunities, aspirations and potentially conflicting objectives exist in the study area, and they need to be balanced and assessed against the Council’s primary objective of protecting the productive capacity of the Heretaunga Plains and Mana Whenua aspirations for an area rich in cultural narratives that contribute to the history of Heretaunga.
The Karamū Master Plan is not a replacement for the Heretaunga Plains Urban Development Strategy (HPUDS), although it may inform its future development.
This exercise is about drawing out all of the different considerations and then exploring the scenarios, seeking the optimal balance to allow competing priorities to co-exist.
We welcome your assistance in identifying opportunities and issues that may impact the long-term development of the Master Plan. To date we have received some very worthwhile feedback and want to hear more, so we have extended the timeline to March 31.
31 March 2020, 12:00am
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