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Council Policies

We adhere to a number of policies to ensure a consistent framework and principles are provided for all interested parties. A copy of full, printed documents can also be obtained by calling us.

Long term plan policies

  • Development Contributions Policy 2018 The key purpose of the Development Contributions Policy is to ensure that a fair proportion of the cost of infrastructure needed to serve growth is funded by those who cause the need for that infrastructure (i.e. the developments leading to growth).
  • Rate Remissions Policy 2018 Under the Local Government (Rating) Act 2002, Kāpiti Coast District Council may write off part or all of the rates subject to certain criteria being met.
  • Revenue & Financing Policy 2018 The Local Government Act 2002 requires the Council
    to adopt a range of policies in order to provide predictability and certainty about sources and levels of funding. These policies are included in the Revenue and Financing Policy.
  • Significance & Engagement Policy 2017 Council had a Significance policy and a Consultation policy, both of which were developed with public consultation. The Significance and Engagement policy incorporates the major provisions of these two policies, which have been revoked.
  • Treasury Management Policy 2018
  • New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency 2012

General policies

All policies are in PDF and available for download or print from the links below.

  • Class 4 Gambling Policy 2011 
  • Community Gardens Policy This policy was approved on February 4, 2010 and later amended by Council on 18 March 2010.  It provides for the use of Council-owned communal land for community gardens/mara kai.
  • Dog Control Policy 2009 This policy directs the Dog Control Bylaw 2010.  The aim of this policy are to manage the control of dogs, provide for the welfare of dogs, encourage good and responsible dog ownership and to protect the public from dangerous dogs in the Kāpiti Coast District, as per the requirements of the Dog Control Act 1996. 
  • Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy 2018 The policy is required to state the approach that the Kāpiti Coast District Council will take in performing its functions under the Building Act 2004, it's priorities in performing those functions and how the policy will apply to heritage buildings.
  • Easter Sunday Shop Trading Policy 2017  This policy is made under Part 2 (subpart 1) of the Shop Trading Hours Act 1990 (the Act) and is to enable shops to trade on Easter Sunday if they wish.  Some businesses will choose not to open and some workers will choose not to work on this day.
  • Enforcement Policy 2018 This policy is provided for information purposes only so as to provide general guidance on how compliance, enforcement and prosecution matters are dealt with by the Council.
  • Film Friendly Policy 2012 The aim of this policy is to support the Wellington Region’s film industry by promoting and encouraging a supportive environment for the local film industry.
  • Freedom Camping Policy 2012 This policy supports the Public Places Bylaw 2010.  The objective of the Freedom Camping Policy is to better manage freedom camping on the Kāpiti Coast.  The Policy helps to ensure visitors and locals have a clear understanding of where freedom camping permitted, the conditions in doing so, and the services/facilities available to make it successfully happen.
  • Local Approved Products (Psychoactive Substances) PolicyThis policy restricts the location of retail 'legal high' outlets to reduce the harm from psychoactive substances in the district. Further information can be found here.
  • Reserves, Structures and Commemorative Places Naming Policy: 2011 This policy provides a framework for naming reserves, structures and commemorative places owned or managed by the Kāpiti Coast District Council.
  • Road Naming and Street Numbering Policy: 2011 This policy provides a clear framework for the management of road names and street numbers within the Kāpiti Coast District.
  • TAB Board Venue Gambling Policy 2011 This policy covers stand-alone TAB Board Venues, which are owned or leased by the New Zealand Racing Board. Council consent is not required under current legislation to establish a TAB facility in a bar, hotel or club.
  • Trading in Public Places Policy 2017 This policy supports the Public Places Bylaw 2017 by providing additional detail on trading activities such as markets, temporary events and alfresco dining in public places.  The policy's aim is to ensure trading activities are carried out safely, appropriately and with minimum nuisance to the general public.  Compliance with this policy is a requirement of the Public Places Bylaw 2017.



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Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
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