Napier City Council – City Vision Framework

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The City Vision 2015 sets the vision and strategic framework to guide Napier to an integrated and exciting future, where opportunities are grasped with both hands, and our city is both beautiful and memorable.


The Vision reinforces the three key areas of the city: the City Centre; Ahuriri; and the Waterfront as the showcase for shopping, professional services, creative talent and visitor attractions. Our warm and sunny climate, flat floodplains, and beachfront location make an outdoor lifestyle easy, and our beautiful Art Deco architecture makes us unique in the world. Our Port is our link to export markets for locally grown produce, and is the arrival point for thousands of cruise ship visitors.


A key component of the City vision is the 6 City Vision Principles. These underpin any future decisions made on projects and guide Council in ‘how’ it will operate – it’s priorities, its relationship with the community and stakeholders, and it’s internal working environment.


The Area Framework strategies and initiatives have been informed by a comprehensive urban analysis of those opportunities presented by the natural and built context, and will provide direction on future projects for Council.


Collaboration is key to the way Council will work in the future – collaboration within Council; collaboration with other government agencies; and collaboration with the private sector and community.


To remain agile, transparent and to respond to opportunities


Council will prioritise projects on a set of criteria that embraces this philosophy.


By working together, we can shape a Napier that is a vibrant, beautiful and prosperous city, and a great place to live and visit.

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