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Arts Policy

The purpose of the Arts Policy is to promote social, cultural, economic and environmental wellbeing in accordance with the Local Government Act 2002 through the facilitation, support, promotion, regulation, and in some cases, the direct provision of public arts within the Napier community.
Arts Policy (pdf 2.2 MB)

Brand Policy & Guidelines - External Use Guide

Napier City Council Brand Policy & Guidelines - External Use Guide
Brand Policy & Guidelines - External Use Guide (pdf 4.2 MB)

CCTV Policy

Napier City Council endeavours to provide a safe and secure environment to protect its staff, customers and the interests of our ratepayers. Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Cameras are installed and operated at a number of locations.
CCTV Policy (pdf 457 KB)

Complaints Policy

This policy covers any complaints regarding the Napier City Council’s policies, management, by-laws, services, regulations or relevant legislation.
Complaints Policy (pdf 28 KB)

Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy

This policy is to meet the requirements of sections 131 and 132 of the Building Act 2004 for territorial authorities to adopt a policy on dangerous, affected and insanitary buildings.
Dangerous, Affected and Insanitary Buildings Policy (pdf 396 KB)

Development and Financial Contributions Policy

This policy sets out the development and financial contributions payable, specifies how and when they are to be calculated and paid, and summarises the methodology and rationale used in calculating the level of contributions.
Development and Financial Contributions Policy (pdf 3.8 MB)

Dog Control Policy

This policy provides clear guidance to the public and Council staff involved in the administration of the Dog Control Act 1996. It sets out a variety of mechanisms that will be used in the day to day activity of dog control in Napier City.
Dog Control Policy (pdf 2 MB)

Elected Members Code of Conduct

This code of conduct has been prepared to provide guidance on the standards of behaviour expected of elected members (the Mayor and Councillors) of the Napier City Council.
Elected Members Code of Conduct (pdf 216 KB)

Footpath Management Policy

The primary purpose of footpaths is pedestrian movement which is referred to in this document as "pedestrian-priority". Footpaths can be used for a variety of other activities such as outdoor cafe seating, signs, retail displays and street performances. These activities contribute to the character and vibrancy of our public spaces, but they can also be in conflict with the safe and efficient movement of pedestrians. The Footpath Management Policy provides rules for activities which may be licensed on all Napier's footpaths and it reinforces the pedestrian-priority principle.
Footpath Management Policy (pdf 312 KB)

Gambling Venues Policy - 19.07.2017

This policy addresses cumulative effects that additional opportunities for gambling in the district could present our community and effects on the unique characteristics of this district. To minimise the harm to the community caused by gambling and to curb the growth of non-casino gaming machine gambling in the city.
Gambling Venues Policy - 19.07.2017 (pdf 233 KB)

Graffiti Removal Policy

Graffiti has been a topic of discussions in the city for a number of years. Methods of response and removing graffiti have evolved over time. It is considered that a policy and methods should now be confirmed.
Graffiti Removal Policy (pdf 358 KB)

Health and Safety Contractor Management Standard

Napier City Council's health and safety requirements - what we expect of, and undertake to provide, for contractors, subcontractors and others in the workplace.
Health and Safety Contractor Management Standard (pdf 317 KB)

Investment Policy

The Investment Policy is adopted under Section 102(1) of the Local Government Act 2002 and must state the local authority’s policies in respect of investments.
Investment Policy (pdf 4.6 MB)

Liability Management Policy

This policy is provided in accordance with Section 102 (1) of the Local Government Act 2002 (LGA).
Liability Management Policy (pdf 4.6 MB)

Local Governance Statement

A collection of information about the processes that Council uses to engage with the city's residents. It outlines how Council makes decisions and shows how residents can influence those processes.
Local Governance Statement (pdf 2.4 MB)

Marine Parade Foreshore Reserve Business Concessions Policy

To stimulate and enhance community enjoyment of Napier's Marine Parade, by providing opportunities for mobile concessionaires to operate on this Foreshore Reserve.
Marine Parade Foreshore Reserve Business Concessions Policy (pdf 33 KB)

Memorials Policy

This policy covers memorials being placed in any public space within Napier City, including buildings, on pavements, parks, street or public places. All such memorials will be required to conform to this policy and any existing memorial cannot be taken as a precedent for future approvals.
Memorials Policy (pdf 381 KB)

Parks and Reserves Donations Policy

Council frequently receives requests from people wishing to donate items for use in its Parks and Reserves. These items can range from park furniture (predominantly seats) to trees, to a parcel of land for Reserve purposes. In many instances these requests can be accommodated however in the absence of any formal Council policy the line can sometimes become blurred as to what is acceptable and what is not. The following policy sets out clarification on these issues to provide guidance to Council officers in assessing receipt of such donations.
Parks and Reserves Donations Policy (pdf 240 KB)

Psychoactive Substances Act 2013

Objectives of the Policy: To minimise the potential for adverse effects from the sale of approved psychoactive products in residential, tourism and industrial areas. To minimise the potential for harm to sensitive communities (such as places of worship, family focussed and child focussed areas) from the sale of psychoactive products.
Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 (pdf 824 KB)

Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land

Policy on Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land
Rates Postponement for Maori Freehold Land (pdf 4.9 MB)

Rates Postponement Policy

This policy describes the criteria for the postponement of rates regarding farmland, the elderly and special circumstances.
Rates Postponement Policy (pdf 4.6 MB)

Rates Remission Policy

Rates Remission Policy
Rates Remission Policy (pdf 4.6 MB)

Revenue and Financing Policy

The Revenue and Financing Policy sets out how the Council funds each activity it is involved in.
Revenue and Financing Policy (pdf 6 MB)

Sewerage Connection Policy

This policy deals with the General Conditions of Approval for Sewerage Connections - Outside Drainage Areas.
Sewerage Connection Policy (pdf 23 KB)

Shade Policy

The purpose of this Shade Policy is to reduce the impacts of sun exposure and support Napier City Council's outcomes to provide infrastructure and services to support good health and wellbeing; and safe and accessible recreational facilities.
Shade Policy (pdf 242 KB)

Signage Guidelines

These Signage Guidelines have been written specifically for the Napier central business district but its principles may be applied to other heritage buildings elsewhere in the city. It provides businesses, building owners and developers with a practical and useful reference to the key principles of Art Deco design in general, and Napier’s Art Deco design in particular.
Signage Guidelines (pdf 2.9 MB)

Significance and Engagement Policy

Napier City Council has developed this policy to enable Council and our communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions and activities. Provide clarity about how and when communities can expect to be engaged in decisions made by Council. Inform Council from the beginning of a decision-making process about the extent, form and type of engagement required.
Significance and Engagement Policy (pdf 2.2 MB)

Smokefree Policy

Hastings District and Napier City Councils Smokefree Policy focuses on where people are requested not to smoke. Whether people choose to become smokefree is outside the scope of this policy.
Smokefree Policy (pdf 696 KB)

Standing Orders

This document sets out standing orders for the conduct of proceedings at meetings of territorial authorities, regional councils and community boards in the form of model orders for adoption with or without amendment. It incorporates new provisions in the Local Government Act 2002 as they affect the provisions of the model standing orders.
Standing Orders (pdf 509 KB)

Triennial Agreement Hawke's Bay Region

An agreement of the five Hawke's Bay Councils to work collaboratively, to maximise efficiency and to promote wellbeing in their respective communities.
Triennial Agreement Hawke's Bay Region (pdf 386 KB)

Young People Policy

Young people's policy statement. The Napier City Council will recognise the needs of the young people in Napier and support youth initiatives.
Young People Policy (pdf 2 MB)

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