Kāpiti Coast District Council canvassed the community's views on how you wanted your district and region to be governed in the future.
The submission results on the four suggested options for Kāpiti were presented to Council on Thursday, 23 August 2012. To view the report on those results, go here.
The Government announced a proposed series of reforms in the local government sector as part of its broader agenda for public sector reform in New Zealand. The last time any major changes were made to the structure of local government across New Zealand was 1989.
Like several other councils in the Wellington region, Kāpiti Coast District Council released a discussion document to help find out how local residents wanted their district to be governed in the future. This document aimed to stimulate discussion and identify whether changes to how local government operated in Kāpiti were wanted.
The four suggested options were as follows:
The submissions on the four potential options for change closed 31 July 2012.
The following documents give more background information to the local government reform:
Further general information is available from these websites: