Notice of Proposed District Plan Change G

No longer on display. Expired on 05 September 2022, 04:00 PM

Under Clause 5, 16A and 21 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991, the Palmerston North City Council gives notice of Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Growth (PC G).

Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Growth

Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Growth seeks to rezone a new greenfield growth area to the south-east of Palmerston North for residential development and inserts an accompanying structure plan and provisions (objectives, policies, and rules) into the District Plan.

The purpose of proposed PC G is to provide for additional housing supply in Aokautere (and the City), to help meet growth projections for Palmerston North over the medium to long term. PC G plans to provide this housing supply through environmentally sensitive, coordinated, and comprehensively planned development of the Aokautere area.

A Structure Plan has been produced, following a masterplan process, which is carried down through PC G’s policy and rule framework to shape and guide development in the Aokautere plan change area.

The Structure Plan covers approximately 454 hectares of land between the foothills of the Ruahine/Tararua Ranges and the south bank of the Manawatū River and integrates with the existing surrounding neighbourhood areas of Turitea, Aokautere and Fitzherbert.

Viewing of Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Growth

The Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Grown is available for viewing at the following offices when these places are open to the public:

  • PNCC Customer Service Centre, Palmerston North City Council, Civic Administration Building, 32 The Square, Palmerston North;
  • The Central Library, (2nd Floor, NZ Pacific Islands Zone), 4 The Square, Palmerston North; 
  • City Libraries, including Roslyn Library, Awapuni Library, Highbury Library, Ashhurst Library, The Mobile Library and Linton Army Camp Library.

All information is available on the Council's website:

Making submissions to Proposed Plan Change G: Aokautere Urban Growth

The following persons may make a submission on the proposal:

  • The local authority in its own area may make a submission; and
  • Any other person may make a submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may only do so only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that -
    • Adversely affects the environment; and
    • Does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.

The closing date for submissions to PC G is 4pm, Monday 5 September.

The submission must be in form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of this form are available from the Palmerston North City Council. Submission forms must be lodged with the Council by one of the following options:

Posted to

Democracy and Governance Manager Palmerston North City Council Private Bag 11-034 Palmerston North

Delivered to

Democracy & Governance Manager 
c/- Customer Service Centre
Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North


The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Act is as follows:

  • after the closing date for submission, the Palmerston North City Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where the summary and submissions can be inspected; and
  • there must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made:
    • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest:
    • any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the general public has:
    • the local authority itself; and
  • if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held; and
  • The Palmerston North City Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within 2 years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
  • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal against the decision on the proposal to the Environment Court if,—
    • in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the proposal; and
    • in the case of a proposal that is a proposed policy statement or plan, the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.

This notice is made under clause 5A of the first schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.