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He tāone auaha, he tāone tiputipu | An innovative and growing city

Whāinga 1 | Goal 1

Palmerston North is a growing city, and we need to plan for this growth. We need to make it easy to get around, and to make sure we cater for everyone's needs as the city expands.

Our goal is for a productive local economy that supports community wellbeing. We want new industries to create employment to expand our city’s opportunities. We want to drive innovation by providing support and infrastructure to enable diversification. Palmerston North will stand out by becoming a low carbon economy.

The nature of work is changing and there will be many different types of work in the future. We must work with enterprises, small and large, to enable traditional industries to evolve and new industries to emerge. The natural advantages of Palmerston North will support innovation and the development of new industries. We will position Palmerston North to take advantage of new jobs in research, development and creative industries. Palmerston North will take advantage of change to encourage sustainable growth and wellbeing.

We want to...

  • Support economic wellbeing through the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
  • Promote the city to build a positive national and international reputation
  • Provide enough land and infrastructure to meet housing and business demands
  • Provide enough development capacity to meet expected demand for housing and business in the short, medium and long term
  • Meet our legal requirements for building and resource consents
  • Provide public spaces with good urban design
  • Provide a transport system that links people and opportunities




1559: Citywide urban cycle network improvements $24,447,000 (half from NZTA) 1-10
1677 and 1678: Shared path projects, including connecting Palmerston North with Bunnythorpe, Feilding, Ashhurst and Aokautere $32,526,000 (half from NZTA) 1-10
1679: Citywide footpath improvements
$5,717,000 (half from NZTA)
1944: Upgrade village roads to urban standard $7,819,000 3-10
1367 and 1806: Streetlight improvements $4,610,000 (half from NZTA) 1-5
243: Urban bus terminal redevelopment $12,386,000 (half from NZTA) 1-4
1121: Tennent Drive transport improvements, including public and active transport (near Food HQ and Massey University) $10,165,000 (half from NZTA) 2-3, 5-8
1472, 1932 & 2013: Strategic ring-road to get heavy traffic off urban streets and improve traffic efficiency $1,099,000 OP for business case 1-4, 2-9 for capital work
1691: Road safety improvements throughout the city $20,377,000 (half from NZTA) 1-10
279: Minor road safety improvements $15,801,000 (half from NZTA) 1-10
1689: Rural road safety improvements $13,464,000 4-10
159: Kelvin Grove Rd five-dips safety improvements $7,343,000 (half from NZTA) 4-6
684: Longburn-Rongotea Rd / No 1 Line intersection road safety improvements $5,025,000 (half from NZTA) 1, 4-6
167: James Line (Schnell Dr to Kelvin Grove Rd) improvements $1,847,000 4-5
1682: Pioneer Highway improvements $5,605,000 7-10

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.

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