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Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond (Spatial Strategy & Plan)

Pae Tawhiti Rangītikei Beyond

Pae Tawhiti Rangitīkei Beyond is a spatial road map for our district.

The plan will lay the groundwork for Council’s infrastructure planning, and the District Plan Review which will set the development direction of Rangitīkei through to 2050 and beyond.

The Rangitīkei District is growing, and we are planning to reach a population of 25,000 people by 2050 - almost 9,000 more people than live here today.

As our district grows, we’re making plans to ensure that we can grow in a way that works for our communities; with enough land available to accommodate new homes and businesses as they put roots down in Rangitīkei.

A key part of this planning involves identifying areas that are suitable for future residential and rural lifestyle development. We’ve mapped out a range of possible growth areas (on land around existing towns) and then conducted a preliminary assessment of how suitable the areas within this area would be for future growth.

Council has recently undertaken community engagement directly with landowners who may be affected by the proposed plan.

In early 2023 Council will release the draft Spatial Plan for public consultation, during which time you can make a submission on the proposed plan. The feedback we receive from the public during the consultation period will then be considered and incorporated into the final Spatial Plan document.

Once the consultation is completed and the updated Spatial Plan is adopted, work will start on the draft District Plan Change, which will include rezoning land for future growth in late 2023 to early 2024.

To learn more about the spatial plan, please contact Katrina Gray, Senior Strategic Planner, on 06 327 0099 or

Kōrero Mai, have your say:

Community engagement has now closed.

You can read the discussion material below. The full discussion document contains the District-wide sections and all settlements.

There are summary documents for each settlement or group of settlements. Click on the place name in the list below to see the online documents, or click PDF to download a printable copy.

You can also view the comments people placed in the interactive map, but you are no longer able to add ideas.

Pae Tawhiti Discussion Document - PDF

Printed versions of the documents can be requested at Council offices and libraries.

Project Timeline

Project Stage / PhaseTimeline

Background research / technical assessment

July – December 2021

Community Engagement

March – April 2022

Develop Draft Spatial Plan

April – December 2022

Community Consultation

March 2023


Late 2023 - Early 2024

Further information

Project Updates

See below for regular project updates provided to Council.

May 2022

January 2022

November 2021

September 2021

July 2021