Have Your Say

Welcome to the Manawatu District Council's dedicated consultation site. Public Consultations are your opportunity to give us feedback on a wide-variety of issues before they are finalised by Council. In some cases your feedback may be requested on several occasions before it is finalised.

We advertise through various mediums when a public consultation period is open. You can also check this site to see what we are currently consulting on.

Our staff are happy to assist with any questions you may have prior to making a submission. Their contact details will be listed with each issue.

We have the following topics available for consultation:

District Bylaw Review 2019

The Manawatu District Council is reviewing all 14 of its current bylaws this year

Council is now at the pre-consultation phase of the bylaw review which runs from 20 February to 20 March 2019.

The feedback received in this phase will inform the drafting of the proposed bylaws.

Click here for more information, downloads and feedback details.

Proposed Priority Thoroughfares

Community input is required to identify those thoroughfares that are sufficiently busy where falling masonry from buildings damaged in an earthquake would pose a high risk to life and public safety. Earthquake-prone buildings on priority thoroughfares will be ‘priority buildings.’

Priority buildings must be identified and remediated in half the usual time, to reduce the risks to life safety more promptly.

We are asking for your feedback on the proposed priority thoroughfares before 4pm on Monday 11 March, 2019.

Click here for more information, downloads and submission details.

Feilding Town Centre 2040

What will the Feilding Town Centre be like in 2040? How do you imagine Feilding should be in the future?

We have now completed over 6 weeks of consultation with the community to help us to create a vision for the Feilding Town Centre 2040. The vision will guide Council, businesses, and the community, and will provide confidence that our town centre is relevant, vibrant, and welcoming to our future selves.

Please click here to see the results so far and how we got there (2.5MB pdf), or click here to view the original consultation pages.

The next steps for the project will be to analyse all of the feedback we have been given. It is our intention to bring a vision for the Feilding Town Centre 2040 to the community later in 2019.

To all Manawatū community members who contributed ideas and feedback, THANK YOU! We will keep you in the loop as the project progresses.

Plan Change 52 & 55

Decisions of the Hearing Committee

Click here for more information and document downloads.

Updated: 26 June 2017 - Three appeals have been received on Plan Change 55, click here for more information.

Plan Change 60

Decisions of the Hearing Committee and Requiring Authorities

Click here for more information and document downloads.