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Council agrees to refer Palmy BID programme to 10 Year Plan

Tuesday December 22 2020

Voting in the poll for a Palmerston North central business improvement district closed on 7 December, with a 60.94% majority in favour of the Palmy BID proposal.

Council's Business Improvement District Policy requires a poll to achieve a 25% voting return with the majority of those votes to be in favour of the proposal. The poll had a 27.8% turnout.

Council agreed at its 21 December 2020 meeting to refer a $250,000 (plus GST) programme into the proposed 2021-31 10 Year Plan, to be funded via a targeted rate to support the promotion and development of our city centre.

Further public consultation will be held as part of the 10 Year Plan consultation.

Palmy BID is a legal entity that was incorporated in August 2019.

You can find more information about business improvement districts (BIDs) and the Palmy BID proposal on the Palmy BID website or in its Facebook group (note, this is a private group. You'll need to join and be approved before you can access any information):

Alternatively, please contact the Palmy BID steering group coordinator, Rob Cambell. Email