Urban Development Strategy
Gisborne District Council’s Urban Development Strategy (UDS) sets a vision for how the urban area might best evolve over the next 30 years. It will be reviewed every 5 years.
For 2015-2020, we have identified 3 key priorities:
1. Protection of the elite soils of the Poverty Bay Flats.
2. Reorientation of the city to strengthen its connection to the coast and rivers
3. Providing integrated and efficient core infrastructure.
It's through the key activities of land and transport planning and the creation and maintenance of attractive and creative public spaces that Council seeks to influence the shape of the urban area and continue to support sustainable development in Tairawhiti.