We recognise that towns have optimal sizes for best function, so to guard against excess growth we will encourage and support people, government departments and businesses to relocate to communities that already have ample housing.

To enhance this, we will create pathways for new immigrants who do not already have employment when they come to New Zealand, to live in rural towns for three years, with the advantage of cultural exchange and providing a beneficial work force

The Outdoors Party will fund ideas to optimise urban planning so that our urban spaces are better utilized and more inviting and create more social cohesion. In previously self-sustained townships that are now dormitory suburbs of cities, there is much that could be done to rejuvenate them to make them inviting and engaging, particularly for teens who need something exciting to keep them involved.