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Changes to earlier plans

Faraday Museum of Technology

In our 2021-31 Long Term Plan consultation, we told the community that we were considering our future involvement with the Faraday Museum of Technology.

At this time, we are preparing a business case to analyse the various options to ensure the best path forward. One potential option involved purchasing and improving the museum building. After a thorough evaluation, we decided not to pursue this option now, as the building needs a significant upgrade.

Through a reimagining process, we will consider several options ranging from the status quo to operating the Faraday Museum from a different location or changing its activities or operating model.

The future of Te Pihinga

In our 2021-31 Long Term Plan consultation, we asked the community whether they wanted us to continue with the development of a community centre for Maraenui, known as Te Pihinga. Our preferred option at that time was to start this work from 2023 to 2025.

Since then, we’ve had a large amount of recovery work due to Cyclone Gabrielle, and other competing priorities, so this work did not start last year as planned. Te Pihinga will now form part of a wider review of all our community halls that will start in 2025/26.

Ahuriri Regional Park development

In our 2021-31 Long Term Plan consultation, we asked the community whether they wanted us to invest $12.5 million into the development of Ahuriri Regional Park from around 2026/27, with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council doing the same.

Other priorities have come up for both Councils since then, so the funding has been removed from this plan. Both Councils will allocate funding for the Regional Park’s development from the 2028/29 financial year onwards.

In the meantime, we will continue with planned stormwater quality improvements, which will result in better water quality for Ahuriri Estuary.

How to have your say

We've provided a number of ways for people to have their say on Napier's Three-Year Plan. 

  • If you need assistance or would like a copy of the full document, pop in and see the friendly team at our Customer Service Centre, Napier Library or Taradale Library.
  • Come and see us at one of our drop-in sessions on Sunday 7 April, Saturday 13 April and Saturday 20 April.
  • Complete the online submission form here.

NDiS logoNapier's Three-Year Plan consultation document is also available in various alternative formats, including easy-to-read, audio, and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL). You can access these files here.

A pdf version of the consultation information is available here. Please make your submission online here.

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