This is the first District Plan for the Central Hawke's Bay District, prepared under the Resource Management Act 1991. The purpose of the District Plan is to assist the Council to carry out its functions in order to achieve the purpose of this Act. The Council's main functions are, in summary, to:
manage the natural and physical resources of the district in an integrated manner;
avoid or mitigate the risk of natural hazards;
avoid or mitigate the environmental effects resulting from noise or from the storage, use,disposal or transportation of hazardous substances:
manage the effects of activities on the surface of rivers and lakes in the district and to manage subdivision.
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