A connected and safe community


A city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents and advantages of the whole community in the pursuit of prosperity and wellbeing. A city that has an international reputation as a safe city in which to live, study, work and play. A city that embraces its iwi heritage and partnership, and where people connect with the city's past, celebrating its history and heritage.

Goal 3

Target: More than 75% of people consider Palmy is a welcoming and inclusive city with a good standard of living by 2031

Our goal is for Palmerston North to be a city where everyone feels connected and included.

We want to be a safe city, where people have access to the housing they need and opportunities to connect with others. We want communities to have access to accessible and appropriate social support.

We understand that we need to work with our partners towards achieving our shared goals. We can achieve better outcomes with our communities by working effectively together.

We want to...

  • Provide city libraries that reflect the diverse and changing needs of our communities
  • Support community centre management groups to provide community centres
  • Provide public toilets throughout the city, to a standard that meets community expectations
  • Provide cemetery services that are responsive to community needs
  • Provide more social housing
  • Support and fund communities and organisations
  • Provide and support a full community events calendar
  • Help communities get ready for Civil Defence and emergency situations
  • Enforce bylaws and legislation relating to the supply and sale of alcohol, stray and aggressive dogs, keeping animals, food and commercial premises, gambling, and noise

Strategy and plans related to goal 3

Connected Communities Strategy(PDF, 1MB)

Connected Communities Plan(PDF, 2MB)

Safe Communities Plan(PDF, 1MB)