Summing up how we’ll work with our challenges and environment as we set our path for the future is our vision, ‘toitū Kāpiti.’ It reflects our drive for a vibrant and thriving Kāpiti, while also incorporating our aspiration for strong, safe communities and our deep connection to the natural environment.
Toitū means to be sustainable, and for us it means that we need to protect and improve the wellbeing of our land and waters, so we can create an environment that is able to sustain, support and nourish its communities. Toitū te whenua, toitū te wai, toitū te tāngata, toitū Kāpiti!
The ‘plan on a page’ opposite illustrates the key challenges, approaches and goals developed, with input from our community, as part of our long term planning. We’ve set out eleven 10-year outcomes to work towards, with five of these in particular being our focus in the first three years. These focus outcomes are:
This means we will:
This means we’ll plan for growth and invest in the right things at the right time, and in the right place, to support the needs of our communities.
This will make it easier for people to:
This means that:
This means we’ll use the information, policies and strategies coming from central and regional government, and work with the community to respond to climate change in Kāpiti.
See full details on our long term plan 2018-38.