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:
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.
Here’s the latest update on the Kāpiti Lights upgrade.
Paving is mostly finished now with just small edges and tidying up work to do. Planting has started with lots more smaller plants and mulch still to go in.
Next steps include sealing the pavers and installing the seating.
The building walls in the laneway are currently being prepared before the mural installation can begin. Installation is weather dependent, but we are hoping to start the mural this Friday 20 October so work can begin over the long weekend.
The hours of work will generally be 7.30am and 7.30pm with a break between the hours of 11.30 – 1.30pm to allow for the lunch rush.
There will be some cordons in place but pedestrian access will be maintained.
All going well, and weather permitting, we hope to have the mural completed by early November.
Paving has now started as well as some of the planting. The next steps will see the mulching and planting of smaller plants and then the installation of the bollards and seating along with sealing the pavers.
We’re still aiming to finish work on these two stages late October, subject to weather. The areas will be progressively opened as the work is completed.
Thanks for your patience and support while we work to enhance the area. If you have any queries please contact me; or Chris Hodder from Brian Perry Civil on 027 4540 641.