What we're working on


Council will progress the following engagements, projects and plans in 2020:

Growth map for Our Neighbourhoods, showing Housing Action Plan, Refugee Resettlement and Community Plans..

Growth map for Adventuring & Recreation, showing Holben Reserve, RAMSAR, Enhanced Sports Fields & Amenities, Splash Pad, Destination Management Strategy and the Access and Wayfinding Strategy in the Horowhenua District.

Growth map for Economic Development, showing Pathways Horowhenua, Digital Hub and Business Park in the Horowhenua District.

Other projects Council is focused on achieving:

  • Master Plans
  • Gladstone road replacement
  • Stormwater discharge resource consent application – Levin and Foxton Beach
  • Levin stormwater treatment and disposal – both Lake Horowhenua and North East Levin
  • SH1 and SH57 safety improvements
  • Foxton wastewater discharge moving from water to land
  • Tokomaru wastewater disposal to land
  • Mangahao Reserve Management Plan
  • Donnelly Park Development Plan
  • Liquefaction study.

What we need to do


  • District Plan Changes including:
    • rezone growth areas so that the construction of new housing can begin
    • identify and protect outstanding natural landscapes so they are preserved
    • identify and protect sites and areas of cultural importance so they are preserved
  • Long Term Plan 2021-2041
  • Research Climate Change effect on infrastructure

Road safety

District-wide safety improvements

Levin specific safety improvements.

Growth map showing planned safety improvements for Queen Street.

Growth map showing planned safety improvements in the Horowhenua District including O2NL, SH1 Otaki to Levin, SH57/Queen Street roundabout, HITS, SH57 from SH1 and access in and out of Foxton Town Centre.

Infrastructure and Environment

  • Implement improvements to the quality of the stormwater discharge in Levin
  • Ōhau water reticulation and capacity development
  • Ōhau wastewater reticulation development
  • Waitārere Beach water treatment and reticulation development
  • Aquatics Feasibility Study>
  • Levin Landfill
  • Infrastructure outcomes from the Horowhenua Water Working Party
  • Shannon Community Centre feasibility study

How you can get involved

Engagement processes will be held regularly throughout 2020 and 2021. Please visit our Have Your Say page to take part.