The Manawatu and Rangitikei District Councils have a shared services agreement that focuses on the management of the infrastructure assets within the two districts. This shared service agreement leads a strategic regional concept for the delivery of services in Local Government and covers Roading, Water, Wastewater, Stormwater and Solid Waste and is rapidly becoming regarded as best practice for provincial local authorities throughout New Zealand.

Job Vacancies

Current Major Projects

Long Term Plan (LTP) 2012/2022

Forms and Documents

Annual Plan

Press Releases

Current Projects

Current major infrastructure projects and work in progress

Land Development

Manawatu District Council's Engineering Standards for Land Development have now been adopted.

Operations Team

To provide support, maintenance and management for the district's Water and Waste water treament plants


Access throughout the district is provided by 1342 kilometres of roads (131km urban, 1211km rural), and 290 bridges. Of the total, 958 kilometres (71%) of the roading network is sealed.

Stormwater and Drainage

To minimise the risk to life and property from the effects of flooding and to meet the present and future needs of the community.


Wastewater services are provided to safeguard public health by managing the district’s sewerage and industrial waste materials in an efficient, environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner.


There are four urban and two rural water supply schemes servicing communities within the district