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Kāpiti Lights improvements

Our work to upgrade the Kāpiti Lights area aims to make it more pedestrian friendly which will help create a setting that supports new and existing shops to thrive.

The improvements we are making, with the support of Kāpiti Lights property owners, will provide:

  • better connections between Rimu Road, Coastlands and Kāpiti Lights
  • better pedestrian access and spaces for people to sit and relax
  • quality lighting to improve the environment and safety.

The original concepts for the Kāpiti Lights area discussed in 2014 and 2015 have been adjusted to accommodate budgets. The private owners of buildings and businesses in Kāpiti Lights are partnering with Council to pay for this work.

We are delivering the upgrade in three parts; a Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection; Coastlands parade upgrade; and SH1 entrance upgrade (linking to the transport hub).

You can view the upgrade plans here.


Construction will start on the first two projects in April 2017 and is planned for completion in June 2017.

The SH1 entrance to Kāpiti Lights upgrade will be done in line with the plans to make SH1 a local road. We are working with NZTA on this and will be guided by their timeframes.  This work is likely to happen within 12-18 months.