Draft district plan adopted
Central Hawke's Bay District Council adopted the draft of the new district plan during its October 31 council meeting.
The current district plan was adopted by the council in 2003 and must be reviewed within 10 years of becoming operable.
The current district plan reflects the aspirations of Central Hawke's Bay 20 years ago. CHB Mayor Alex Walker says that the council has confidence in how the review of the district plan has been aligned to the priorities identified during Project Thrive.
“At the start of our term, we made it clear that reviewing our district plan was an urgent priority for council to be doing their job properly for this community. Project Thrive highlighted to us that we needed to create a framework that balanced protecting our environment and identity, with the visions for growth and opportunity,” says Mayor Walker.
District plan manager Helen O'Shaughnessy says that the team is thrilled to have completed the bulk of the technical work.
“With 20 years to catch up on, this has been a substantial body of work and we're not finished yet. We're balancing taking the time to get this right with the urgency of the need to review the plan. The next phase is to finalise a few remaining areas of the draft plan before we go out for consultation.”
“We're designing a schedule that allows us to connect with our rural community, iwi and business community, as well as the wider district over the next 12 months.”
If people have questions about the plan review contact the District Plan Review Team on 06 857 8060 or email [email protected]
■ To learn more about Project Thrive, head to www.chbdc.govt.nz/thrive