Your Council


This section details the planning undertaken by the Council to improve the lifestyle and resources within the District. You will also find information for you next building project and when to get resource consent. 

FutureKāpiti Annual plan 2017/18

The 2017/18 annual plan was adopted by council on 29 June 2017, which results in an average rates increase of 5.7%.

FutureKāpiti Annual plan 2016/17

The council has a wide range of responsibilities and we provide a variety of services to the Kāpiti community. To direct our activities and ensure we manage our budget and ratepayers’ money responsibly, we work to clear priorities and detailed plans.

FutureKāpiti Long term plan 2015-35

Our vision for Kāpiti is: a vibrant culture, diverse community and thriving economy. This vision was shaped through extensive community consultation during 2015. The outcome was our 20-year plan, the FutureKapiti Long term plan 2015-35


We're now offering an online service for building consent applications, making it faster and easier to apply. The service is provided by GoShift, an initative involving more than 20 councils across the country and supported by the Ministry of Business,...

Community Outcomes

The vision for the Kāpiti Coast's future is an exciting one and each community on the Coast has its own view of the flavour and colour of that future. The Kāpiti Coast community’s vision for the future is described as Community Outcomes.  The community...


We welcome and value input from the people of the Kāpiti Coast District so we can adequately reflect their views in our decision making. Find out more about the recent topics council has and may still be consulting on:

Development Impact Fees

This page outlines details of Development Contributions and Financial Contributions (collectively known as Development Impact Fees) for the current financial year (1 July to 30 June).  The fees apply to all subdivisions and new residential dwellings, a...

District Plan

  The District Plan is the guiding document for sustainable management of the district's natural and physical resources. The District Plan controls the way land is used and subdivided in the District and what natural and cultural features should be...

Resource Consents

The District Plan contains rules about different types of activities in different parts of the district. Anything not permitted by the Plan requires a resource consent, which will be for either a land use consent or a subdivision consent.

District Plan Review and Proposed District Plan

Proposed District Plan Appeals on the PDP The period for filing appeals with the Environment Court on the Decisions version of the PDP closed on 25 January 2018. Details of appeals can be found here . Once Council has received copies of all the appeals...

Previous Long term plans

Take a look at our current long term plan . If you wish to view our previous long term plans see below. 2013 Amendment to the 2012 Long Term Plan  2012 Long Term Plan - part 1    2012 Long Term Plan - part 2   2012 Long Term Plan - part 3   Before the...

Previous Annual Plans

The purpose of the Annual Plan is detailed in the Local Government Act 2002.  In summary, the Annual Plan contains information on: budget and funding impacts of Council's activities variations from the Long Term Plan a statement of service provision...

Submissions we have made - 2017

Take a look at our submissions on issues, activities and topics that may affect Kāpiti residents. New Zealand Transport Agency's draft Long Term Strategic View - sent 3 July 2017 Greater Wellington Regional Council on better Metlink fares - sent 15...


The Kāpiti Coast District Council has adopted sustainable development as a basic building block of the Long Term Plan . Sustainable development is about the way things are done, as well as a vision for the future.  It is a way of ensuring the continued...