Your Council

Our vision

We're reviewing our vision and goals for Palmerston North as part of the development of our next 10 Year Plan.

While we still aspire to be a vibrant, caring, innovative, sustainable and prosperous city, we are shifting our focus to reflect our desire to reach our potential and capitalise on our strengths.

The proposed new vision for Palmerston North is: Small city benefits, big city ambition.

We also have five new proposed goals:

  • An Innovative and Growing City
  • A Creative and Exciting City
  • A Connected and Safe Community
  • An Eco City
  • A Driven and Enabling City

These capture our desire for Palmerston North to be recognised for its great quality of life while at the same time offering the lifestyle, education and business opportunities available in much larger cities.

For more information see Vision, Principles and Goals (PDF)

We’ll be consulting on our proposed new vision and in March-April 2018 as part of the 10 Year Plan.