Our vision and goals

Small city benefits, big city ambition

Council's vision for Palmerston North is for every resident to be able to enjoy the benefits of living in a small city, with the advantages of a big city.

We have five strategies that show we will achieve this vision, linked to our 10-Year Plan.

Each strategy and its associated delivery plans relate to one of our five goals for the city, also known as our strategic direction:

These goals capture our desire for Palmerston North to be recognised for its great quality of life while at the same time offering the lifestyle, education and business opportunities available in much larger cities.