Our aim is for Palmerston North to have 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: A connected and safe community
Our aspiration is to be a city that includes, supports, connects and uses the talents and advantages of the whole community in the pursuit of prosperity and wellbeing.
Connected Community Strategy
We will work to make it easy for Palmerston North citizens to connect with each other and to the services, infrastructure, facilities, drinking water quality and opportunities that support individual development, health, prosperity and wellbeing, for the greater good of our community as a whole.
Active Citizenship Plan
This plan sets out Council's commitment to engaging in a variety of ways to maximise the opportunity for Palmerston North people and organisations to participate in decision-making.
Community Services and Facilities Plan
This plan determines Council’s role in developing and supporting community centres, libraries, and other facilities, and sets out the ways we'll support people to learn and connect with others.
Community Support Plan
How Council will support the community and voluntary sector through grants funding, advocacy, facilitation, collaboration, and capacity building.
Healthy Community Plan
This plan sets out our commitment to facilitating better access to health services, and our commitment to concrete strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, including smokefree, sun-smart and healthy food initiatives.
Safe Community Plan
This plan shows Council’s commitment to increasing and promoting safety in a range of areas, including the design of public places, city streets, readiness for natural disaster, alcohol-related harm, and family well-being.
Social Housing Plan
A plan to guide the review and development of Council’s role in advocacy, support and provision of housing for people on low incomes.