The Napier Structure Plan outlines Napier's strategic approach to address its growing housing needs and we want your feedback on what you think about the plan.
During the next 30 years, Napier needs to accommodate approximately 6,700 additional homes while preserving its unique cultural heritage and natural beauty. Our priorities are to ensure accessibility to housing, jobs, parks and amenities.
The Napier Spatial Picture was prepared and released for feedback in 2020. The Spatial Picture was high level and considered which areas of the city were right for accommodating either brownfield (growth within existing urban areas) or greenfield (new urban areas) growth.
The Napier Structure Plan takes the next step of detail – identifying the extent of these growth and intensification areas, and how these areas will be appropriately serviced and connected to the amenities of our city. Read more on what a structure plan is here.
The Napier Structure Plan outlines Napier's strategic approach to address its growing housing needs while preserving its unique character. We are now seeking feedback on this technical document, which supports the newly introduced Medium and High Density Zones and Mixed Use Zones in the Proposed Napier District Plan.
To make a submission on Napier's Structure Plan please complete the form below. If you would like to speak to your submission, please indicate this on your submission form. A Council meeting to hear submissions will be held next year in 2024.
Closing date for submissions is 5pm, Friday 15 December 2023.
Thursday 21 September
Saturday 28 October, 3-5pm
Coastguard Hawke's Bay,
704 Meeanee Quay, Westshore
Thursday 2 November, 4:30-6:30pm
Napier War Memorial Centre,
48 Marine Parade, Napier
Friday 15 December
June to September 2024
The purpose of a structure plan is to establish land use and infrastructure networks and identify the potential effects of urbanisation.
Structure plans may identify, investigate, and address matters related to:
The structure plans have also informed a high level assessment to identify the priority areas for investment. The assessment indicated which areas would be expected to grow the quickest, and therefore would benefit the most from council investment in response to urban growth.
The eight intensification areas were prioritised against the following key aspects:
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