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Long Term Plan Amendment – Panama Village Consultation

Progressing more housing at Panama Village 

There is a clear need for more public housing in the Masterton district. As part of the 2021-31 Long-Term Plan (LTP) process, the Council agreed to make the vacant land at Panama Village on Ngāumutawa Road available for someone else to build public housing on.  

To enable this, an amendment needs to be made to the LTP, setting out how the public housing on the vacant land at Panama Village will be delivered.  

Before we decide whether to make changes to the LTP, we want to know what you think. 

What We’re Proposing

The Council’s proposal for amending the LTP is to explicitly provide authorisation for the Council to sell the vacant land at Panama Village, with the sale conditional on the land being used for public housing.  

Alternative options for the LTP amendment would be to:  

  • authorise the Council to lease the vacant land, or  
  • do nothing (i.e. the Council retains ownership and control of the vacant land).  

Having Your Say

We are keen to hear your feedback on our proposal and the alternative options we are considering. You can have your say in the following ways:  

  • Complete an online submission form
  • Email your submission to: [email protected] 
  • Phone us on 06 370 6300 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).  
  • Download or pick up a submission form and post it to Masterton District Council, PO Box 444, Masterton 5840 or drop it off to our customer service centre at 161 Queen Street.

We need your submission by 4pm, Tuesday 26 April 2022. 

Opportunity to speak with Council 

Library Pop Ups

If you would like to know more about our proposals or need support to make a submission, we will have elected members and staff available at the Masterton District Library at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10-11am
  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 10-11am

Please note that these pop-up sessions will take place in line with the current covid traffic light system.


You will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop to discuss your submission or feedback with elected members. Workshops will be held at:  

  • 6pm Wednesday 20 April 2022 (online) – CANCELLED – due to low registration numbers, this online workshop has been cancelled.
  • 12noon Wednesday 27 April 2022 (online)  

Please register your interest to participate in the 27 April workshop in your submission form, or email us at: [email protected]

Opportunities to speak with Council and staff will take place in line with the Covid-19 protection framework. 

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