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He tāone tautaiao | An eco-city

Whāinga 4 | Goal 4

We understand that Palmerston North has a responsibility to respond to climate change for the benefit of everyone. Our goal is for Palmerston North to decrease carbon emissions and reduce our ecological footprint.

We want to protect and enhance our natural and built environments, accommodate growth through intensification, and support active transport.

We will work with our partners towards achieving our shared goals.

We want to...

  • Increase the health and amenity of the Manawatū River environment
  • Foster sustainable practices and behaviours
  • Achieve the target of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2031
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Council’s own activities
  • Work with iwi and community groups to re-establish bush and control introduced predators
  • Delivery resource recovery services
  • Maximise the proportion of waste diverted from landfill (for example, through recycling and composting)
  • Manage hazardous waste in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Provide wastewater services that minimise negative environmental impacts
  • Provide safe and reliable water supplies
  • Provide stormwater services to protect buildings from inundation from flooding in major events

Programme

Investment

Years

124 & 1696: Ensuring Turitea Water Treatment Plant is compliant with future drinking water standards, including revisions post Havelock North $7,132,000 1-4
1873: Citywide water main upgrades for firefighting $478,000 2-4
1697 & 1389: Turitea Water Treatment Plant upgrade and water network upgrades to ensure continuity of supply after a major disruption, like an earthquake $7,866,000 1-2, 4-6, 8
1871, 1872, 1900: Water Safety Plans for Bunnythorpe, Ashhurst, and Longburn $25,000 OP for each plan 1
1902: Water Safety Plan for Palmerston North $118,000 OP 4 and 9
1864: Extend and improve Longburn water supply $637,000 3-4
1813: Water condition assessment to better understand the condition of water infrastructure and hence a clearer picture on required upgrades and renewals $385,000 OP 1-10
1319: Tōtara Road Wastewater Treatment Plant: consent renewal upgrade - options analysis $5,907,000 OP 1-7
628: Tōtara Road Wastewater Treatment Plant: consent renewal upgrade to construct the new treatment plant $391,742,000 3-6
1716 & 1717: Wastewater condition assessment to get a better understanding of the condition of wastewater treatment plant and network and hence a clearer picture on required upgrades and renewals $4,702,000 OP 1-10
1401: Infiltration and inflow investigation to locate sources of stormwater inflow into the wastewater system $4,753,000 OP 1-10
1712: Citywide wastewater wet weather overflow mitigation $7,971,000 1-10
1060: Stormwater network extensions and upgrades to meet growth and reduce ponding. Includes work in Ashhurst and Bunnythorpe $7,924,000 1-10
1708: Citywide stormwater flood mitigation $8,273,000 1-7
1709: Stormwater condition assessment to get a better understanding of the condition of stormwater infrastructure and hence a clearer picture on required upgrades and renewals $1,033,000 OP 1-10
2044: Kerbside food waste collection and processing: citywide investigation (if the investigation is positive, we'll consult with you on the possible introduction of the service) $271,000 OP 2-3
1373: Recycling drop-off facility for Whakarongo / Kelvin Grove $2,284,000 4-5
1724: Investigation of waste diversion from landfill, including construction and demolition materials $1,039,000 OP 1-10
1888: Low carbon fund to help with Council projects that have carbon reduction benefits $2,317,000 1-3
1875: Upgrade Council fleet to electric vehicles $2,640,000 3-8
1959: Envirohub and resource recovery centre (a centrally located focus point for environmental and sustainable living information and good practice) $819,000 4-5
1844: Manawatū River Park (continue to develop the area for informal recreation) $3,638,000 1-7

Te mahitahi me Rangitāne o Manawatū | Rangitāne o Manawatū partnership

We are committed to work alongside Rangitāne o Manawatū to achieve all our goals, in acknowledgement of their status and responsibilities as mana whenua.

Draft strategy and plans related to this goal

We are also consulting on these.