Talk to Us
Welcome to Talk to Us, a new way to give feedback to the Napier City Council.
Talk to Us is an informal way to have your say on our ideas for Napier – or to share some of your own fabulous ideas! It can also act as an online forum with contributors able to like/dislike and comment on each other’s posts.
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Below are items we have sought feedback on recently. You can comment on current items labelled OPEN, while the items labelled CLOSED can still be read but not commented on.
Thanks for your time. We appreciate your feedback.
Revised Joint Alcohol Strategy
How should we encourage safe and responsible drinking environments? What role can we play in promoting a safe drinking culture in Hastings and Napier? Have your say on the revised Joint Alcohol Strategy developed by Napier City and Hastings District Councils.
0 comments - OPEN - Closes 09/09/2017
Park Island Redesign Proposal
Park Island has been the hub for outdoors sport in Napier for many years. In 2013, Napier City Council adopted the Park Island Master Plan, which considered not only the current use of Park Island but also what might be needed over the next 30 years. Last year the Master Plan was reviewed and a reconfiguration of the zones recommended, which means a change to the Napier District Plan is required. We are interested in your feedback on the proposed plan change.
2 comments - OPEN - Closes 01/09/2017
Our Electoral System Decision
Napier City Council, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council and Wairoa District Council are asking for community feedback on their electoral systems. In accordance with the Local Government Act, Councils have an opportunity to decide whether to stick with First Past the Post (known as FPP) or to move to Single Transferable Vote (STV). Whatever decision is made will apply to local body elections in 2019, 2022, and any by-elections, so it’s important we hear from you.
30 comments - OPEN - Closes 24/08/2017
Cato Road - Licence to Occupy
A proposal for a Licence to Occupy (LTO) public land, including some cemetery land has been submitted to Council by The Den. Below is a plan showing the extent of the areas associated with the LTO. The proposal is for The Den to use part of the cemetery as an access way to a (yet to be constructed and consented) childcare facility. They would use some cemetery land for a carpark. The carpark would also use some private and some public land. The LTO does not give them exclusive use of these public areas. There is an existing drive that is used a pathway through the reserve. A LTO and resource consent is needed for The Den facility to proceed. They would chip-seal the drive for access to their facility and add a new limestone walkway. No trees or plantings would be removed.
88 comments - CLOSED
Napier War Memorial
Three site options for the war memorial (comprising the Roll of Honour and the Eternal Flame), have been released for feedback by the working party tasked with the project of rehoming them. The Napier community is being invited to feed back on the three options. Each option is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
74 comments - CLOSED
Multi-Use Sports Facility
Napier City Council has made the decision to withdraw a paper seeking a resolution of council as to whether to proceed to the next phase on the proposed Hawke’s Bay Multi-Use Sports Facility.
6 comments - OPEN
Anderson Park Destination Playground
Anderson Park, in Greenmeadows, is being revitalised into a destination playground and recreational area. Having completed the first round of public consultation on the redevelopment, a detailed concept plan for the wider park and Destination Playground is now available for public feedback. Please check out the latest plan and let us know what you think.
9 comments - OPEN
Draft Shade Policy
It’s great to live in a place like Hawke’s Bay, where the number of sunshine hours each year far outnumber the rainy ones. But it means our exposure to harmful UV radiation, and risk of skin cancer, is high. We’ve drafted a policy that aims to contribute to a reduction in skin cancer and exposure to UV radiation through providing shade opportunities, both natural and man-made. We want to know what you think about our Draft Shade Policy, and hear any ideas you have to improve shade provision in Napier. We’re welcoming feedback on the Draft Shade Policy until noon Monday 19 September.
8 comments - CLOSED
The temporary Urban Oasis in Market Street is a contemporary space with bean bags, market umbrellas, turf and free Wi-Fi. We’ve introduced this experimental space to test how we can keep people in the CBD longer. It’s likely that over time Urban Oasis will change and adapt as we learn more about what people want and also to seasonal conditions. We want to know what the needs and wants of Napier’s locals and visitors are. Tell us what you think of the space and share your ideas about how to make City Vision a reality.
7 comments - OPEN
Marine Parade Redevelopment Changes
Napier residents and ratepayers have another chance to provide feedback to the Napier City Council about the Marine Parade redevelopment. The city development committee meeting councillors voted unanimously to include an extra $1.3 million in the 2016/17 Annual Plan on top of the $5.7m already budgeted for, to cover any possible increase in costs which has come to light now that the detailed design is complete.
6 comments - CLOSED
We need to plan how we are going to dispose of our rubbish in the coming decades – and it is a $50 million question we need to answer this year. There are lots of options and staff from Hastings and Napier councils have been working together to come up with the best ones to choose from. Right now we want your feedback on the principles most important to you, rather than asking which option you prefer - that choice will be put in front of you later in the year. We would like to know what is most important to you: The cost of the project OR reducing the impact on our environment.
10 comments - OPEN
Draft Smokefree Policy
Do you think the parks in our region should be smokefree? What about events held in Hawke's Bay - should smoking be banned? Either way, we want your feedback on smoking in public places. Firstly read the plan which we've put together with Hastings District Council, then give us your feedback.
7 comments - CLOSED
Ideas for Napier
Do you have a fabulous idea for Napier? A plan for our city to prosper? Perhaps it’s a policy to help support a community sector, an event we haven’t thought of or something simple we can do to better serve you? This section of Talk to Us gives you the opportunity to tell us your idea –big or small – about anything at any time!
55 comments - OPEN
The draft Napier Aquatics Strategy was released earlier this year and one of the ways the Council asked people to comment on it was through Talk to Us. Changing demand for aquatic facilities, sustainability and what improvements could be made to existing facilities were just some of the reasons the Council wanted people to comment on the way Napier’s public pools, rivers and beaches should be managed over the next 30 years.
27 comments - CLOSED