Council & City

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 how we will achieve this vision, linked to our 10 Year Plan.

Each strategy relates to one of our five new goals for the city (our strategic direction):

  • An innovative and growing city
  • A creative and exciting city
  • A connected and safe community
  • An eco city
  • A driven and enabling Council

These 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.