Council & City

Plan Change 23

Plan Change 23 rezoned the former Hokowhitu Campus to Residential Zone to enable housing development.

Plan Change Status: Operative

Notified 17 May 2017 
Submissions Closed 15 June 2017
Further Submissions Notified 24 July 2017
Further Submissions Closed 4 August 2017
Hearing by Commissioners 29 and 30 November and 1 December 2017
Decision Released 20 June 2018

Palmerston North needs 2,900 new homes in the next 10 years and we need to rezone land to meet that demand.

What is this about?

The current zoning only allows institutional activities to operate at the former Hokowhitu Campus. Proposed Plan Change 23 would still allow the current institutional activities to continue to operate, but the proposed rezoning would also allow housing to be developed. 


Hearing Documents


Contact for enquiries about this plan change

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Michael Duindam

Enquiries about Plan Change 23 can be made to Michael Duindam, Senior Planner, on 06 356 8199 or email