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Kāpiti Coast District Council
175 Rimu Road
Private Bag 60601
Paraparaumu 5254

04 296 4700 
0800 486 486
Fax: 04 296 4830

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Council Strategies

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has initated a number of strategies to guide long-term vision for the District and its resources.

A copy of full, printed documents can also be obtained by calling (04) 296 4700.

  • Coastal Strategy
    The Coastal Strategy has been developed to guide management of the coastal environment over the next 20 years. The wider issues of the quality and nature of intervention along the coast have been considered against the wider community vision and outcomes for the whole coast. The Coastal Strategy will determine the management of coastal activities, access, recreation, harvesting, the natural and built environments, and coastal hazards.
  • Community Facilities Strategy 

    This 20-year strategy provides a framework to guide Council’s decision-making on its involvement and investment in supporting community facilities effectively and efficiently. Developed through 2016/17 it was adopted by Council in July 2017. There is a summary document (31 pages) and a full document (223 pages) available.

  • Cycleways, Walkways and Bridleways Strategy 
    This Strategy sets a long-term vision for cycling, walking and horse-riding. 
  • Development Management Strategy
    This document sets out Kāpiti Coast District Council’s strategy for the management of development and settlement patterns on the Kāpiti Coast.
  • Economic Development Strategy 2015-18
    This strategy provides a roadmap for Council,  business and the community to continue to foster a thriving economy in the District. It outlines how Council and businesses can work together to harness local knowledge, skills and resources, while setting goals to help make the best decisions.
  • Environmental Monitoring Strategy 
     The purpose of this Environmental Monitoring Strategy is to establish a feedback mechanism to detect and understand changes in the environment on the Kāpiti Coast.
  • Open Space Strategy 
    This strategy sets up the vision for the provision and management of open space in the Kāpiti Coast District for the next 20-50 years.
  • Positive Ageing on the Kāpiti Coast, He Tira Kaumātua
    This community strategy was developed in partnership with the Council of Elders, social and health providers and the Kāpiti Coast District Council; it provides a foundation for policy, planning and project work that enhances and improves the quality of life for older people living in the District.
  • The Streetscape Strategy and Guidelines
    The Kāpiti Coast is a rapidly growing area. Increasing traffic, in terms of vehicular, pedestrian, and cycle, is creating an equally increasing need to ensure our streetscapes are safe, high-quality, and desirable for all users.
    This document sets out the process and tools that will enable the Council to take a considered, comprehensive and coordinated approach to resolving competing and often conflicting interests in regards to streetscapes.
  • Stormwater Management Strategy
  • Supporting the Arts
    This strategy celebrates the arts as part of the living heart and soul of the Kāpiti Coast, linking the District from north to south, and providing a distinctive identity for the District in the Wellington region.  The Strategy will help guide the Council's direction in supporting the arts and inform the Council's long term asset and activity planning.
  • Sustainable Transport Strategy
    The ability of people to move around has an immense impact on their lives. The nature of transport routes and how they link towns, facilities and services can influence an individual’s or family’s access to basic goods and services, health, education and employment opportunities. People can find their ability to move about limited by very constrained transport options, particularly in outer or urban edge suburbs. People may have to move homes around the region in pursuit of employment if transport choices are limited or costs too high.
  • Water Matters - Sustainable Water Management Strategy
    This documents sets out Kāpiti District Council’s vision for water management in the district over the next fifty years.