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Kāpiti Lights upgrade

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 Coastlands and 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.

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

Construction work on the Coastlands Parade laneway started in early June and will involve digging, paving, planting and other general improvements. You can view the plan for this area here. 


The upgrade of the Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection started in late June and involves creating a public space with planting, paving and seating. You can view the plan for this area here.

Work on the SH1 entrance aims to better connect the railway station with Kāpiti Lights and the town centre.  This work is planned for late 2017.

Update 14 August 2017

Here’s the latest update on the Kāpiti Lights upgrade.

Despite the continued wet weather, work is progressing and we’re still on target for an October completion date.

Coastlands Parade laneway

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve poured the concrete border, and the concrete base outside Kāpiti Cakes and Bakery. We’ve continued to prepare the ground work for the pavers to be laid. We have extended the fencing as we start the ground preparation along the laneway outside Kāpiti Cakes and Bakery.

The Council is now calling for big thinking artists and creatives to stamp their mark on Kāpiti Lights by putting forward concepts for a public art installation or commission to improve the vibrancy of the area.

Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection

The focus in the past couple of weeks has been working on the service lane.  This requires remedial work as the existing service lane was old and in need of repair.  We have been installing drainage and digging out the areas so we can ensure the ground is suitable for asphalting. 

We have temporarily closed the access from Rimu Road into the service lane while we do this work.  Service vehicles can access the lane via Kāpiti Lights. 

We will continue to work on the service lane over the next few weeks.


We’re still aiming to finish work on these two stages in October, subject to weather.

Hours of work

Hours of work will generally be between 7.30am and 5pm weekdays and Saturdays.

Open for business

Businesses in the Kāpiti Lights areas are open throughout construction so pop in and check out our progress.

Contacting us

If you have any questions on this work, please contact:

  • Michelle Parnell, Infrastructure Programme Delivery Manager, phone 04 296 4675 or on email.

  • Contractor, Brian Perry Civil, Chris Hodder Project Manager 027 4540 641   

  • Kāpiti Coast District Council, 04 296 4700.

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