Pukekura Raceway Lease Feedback

Status: Closed

Closed: 5pm, Friday, 10 July

Pukekura Raceway has been the home of racing in New Plymouth for more than 160 years and now NPDC is seeking public feedback on the future of the 38 hectare central New Plymouth site.
Taranaki Racing Incorporated’s (TRI) lease arrangements are currently uncertain, due to complex and historical reasons.

They have approached NPDC to ask for a “forever” or perpetual lease on the same terms as their original agreement, drafted several decades ago. The paperwork for this would require changing or drafting new laws via Parliament.

Another option is to grant a short-term lease under the Reserves Act.

It comes as the Government is looking at racing reforms across New Zealand which could result in the amalgamation of racing clubs around New Zealand.

Sport Taranaki, supported by TRI, have suggested a multipurpose sports hub could be housed at the raceway in the future.

The Mayor and Councillors want to know what you think to help them with their decision-making. 

This survey is now closed.



More than 2,850 people gave their feedback on the future of the Pukekura Raceway.

Read about the feedback and next steps.