The Kāpiti Coast District Coucil has initated a number of strategies to guide long-term vision for the District and its resources.
A copy of full, printed documents can also be obtained by calling (04) 296 4700.
Coastal Management Strategy The Coastal Strategy has been developed to guide management of the coastal environment over the next 20 years. The wider issues of the quality and nature of intervention along the coast have been considered against the wider community vision and outcomes for the whole coast. The Coastal Strategy will determine the management of coastal activities, access, recreation, harvesting, the natural and built environments, and coastal hazards.
Development Management Strategy This document sets out Kāpiti Coast District Council’s strategy for the management of development and settlement patterns on the Kāpiti Coast.
Economic Development Strategy 2015-18 This strategy provides a roadmap for Council, business and the community to continue to foster a thriving economy in the District. It outlines how Council and businesses can work together to harness local knowledge, skills and resources, while setting goals to help make the best decisions.
Environmental Monitoring Strategy The purpose of this Environmental Monitoring Strategy is to establish a feedback mechanism to detect and understand changes in the environment on the Kāpiti Coast.
Open Space Strategy This strategy sets up the vision for the provision and management of open space in the Kāpiti Coast District for the next 20-50 years.
Positive Ageing on the Kāpiti Coast, He Tira Kaumātua This community strategy was developed in partnership with the Council of Elders, social and health providers and the Kāpiti Coast District Council; it provides a foundation for policy, planning and project work that enhances and improves the quality of life for older people living in the District.
The Streetscape Strategy and Guidelines The Kāpiti Coast is a rapidly growing area. Increasing traffic, in terms of vehicular, pedestrian, and cycle, is creating an equally increasing need to ensure our streetscapes are safe, high-quality, and desirable for all users. This document sets out the process and tools that will enable the Council to take a considered, comprehensive and coordinated approach to resolving competing and often conflicting interests in regards to streetscapes.
Supporting the Arts This strategy celebrates the arts as part of the living heart and soul of the Kāpiti Coast, linking the District from north to south, and providing a distinctive identity for the District in the Wellington region. The Strategy will help guide the Council's direction in supporting the arts and inform the Council's long term asset and activity planning.
Sustainable Transport Strategy The ability of people to move around has an immense impact on their lives. The nature of transport routes and how they link towns, facilities and services can influence an individual’s or family’s access to basic goods and services, health, education and employment opportunities. People can find their ability to move about limited by very constrained transport options, particularly in outer or urban edge suburbs. People may have to move homes around the region in pursuit of employment if transport choices are limited or costs too high.