OPINION: The updated draft 10-year city plan for Palmerston North has been released and public submissions closed this week. It's great that we all have the opportunity to comment on the programme of work the council will undertake over the next decade. Any critique or ideas that people come up with and submit to our council will be considered, though not necessarily acted upon. That's how the submission process should work, anyway. The plan is largely based on "responding to changes in our economy, society and climate". READ MORE: New Zealand Grand Prix loss hits Manawatū economy Manfeild expects to turn a profit; no discussions yet about more rugby Green light… and we are racing at Huntly International Speedway This includes enabling city growth through intensification rather than urban sprawl, requiring environmentally sensitive design in buildings and public space; supporting use of electric vehicles and active transport; promoting and creating renewable, clean energy; and actively pursuing new and sustainable economies that have low impact on our environment. With a bit of time on my hands I had a look through the nitty gritty. There's lots of good stuff, aimed at making Palmerston North a good place to live in the… Read full this story
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