A fu­ture for Napier

Napier Courier - - News -

Over the next few weeks Napier City Coun­cil is gath­er­ing feed­back from peo­ple, or­gan­i­sa­tions and com­mu­nity groups to find out what they think of themes that will shape plan­ning the city’s fu­ture.

Your Home, Your Fu­ture is the first stage of a de­tailed process that is part of the re­view of the ex­ist­ing Napier Dis­trict Plan.

“This type of strate­gic think­ing isn’t just about plan­ning for hous­ing, de­cid­ing when and where a road should be built, or set­ting some lim­its so the neigh­bours don’t get too noisy. We also need to think about the sort of places peo­ple like to relax and en­joy. We have a vi­sion of Napier’s fu­ture, but we need the com­mu­nity to tell us if we’re headed in the right di­rec­tion,” says man­ager city de­vel­op­ment, Paulina Wil­helm. NCC is work­ing on six key out­comes: sub­ur­ban growth in the hills, a premier re­gional park, city liv­ing sup­port­ing a vi­brant CBD, lev­er­ag­ing her­itage, great ur­ban ar­eas, and a re­gional ap­proach to in­dus­try.

Gath­er­ing feed­back at this early stage al­lows time for po­ten­tial op­tions to be ex­plored and catered for, she says.

The Napier Dis­trict Plan man­ages how and where de­vel­op­ment can oc­cur and is re­viewed once ev­ery 10 to 15 years.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, and to have your say, go to www.say­it­napier.nz. The Draft Dis­trict Plan is due for re­lease in late 2020, and there will be other op­por­tu­ni­ties for feed­back.

The coun­cil is keen to hear from as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble now.

“This is a unique op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to have in­put into the fur­ther de­vel­op­ment of a plan which has the po­ten­tial to make Napier more live­able, vi­brant, and sus­tain­able for ev­ery­one.”

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