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This section details projects currently underway or being planned by the council and the district.

Kāpiti Expressway

Kāpiti is set for growth and economic success. Our close proximity to Wellington will be significantly enhanced by the building of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway, Transmission Gully and the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway (Kāpiti Expressway). Reduce...

Paekākāriki seawall

The seawall on Paekākāriki Beach, which has been in place for 38 years, is to be replaced. The current seawall has deteriorated to the point where it has needed regular maintenance for a number of years and would require a major upgrade to continue to...

Greener Neighbourhoods

Sixty Kāpiti households will spend nine months increasing resilience, building community and reducing their environmental impact.

Stride 'n' Ride Kāpiti Coast

Stride 'n' Ride Kāpiti Coast is our initiative that will make it easier to walk and cycle around our District. Overall it will deliver a $5 million package of shared path improvements between Paekākāriki and Waikanae and will enhance connections to and...

Making SH1 a local road

State Highway 1 is a key resource in our local roading network. It services and connects our communities and facilitates the movement of people, freight and business through our District. Within 24 months of the Kāpiti Expressway opening the current...

Improving our town centres

Our goal  To create vibrant, diverse and thriving town centres that are easily accessible, reflect the unique flavour of each town’s centre, attract visitors and investment, and have more people working locally in higher paid jobs. The Expressway is he...

Waikanae Library and Mahara Gallery

The Waikanae Library and the Mahara Gallery have plans to upgrade their respective facilities.

Water Supply Project

The Water Supply Project was set up in 2009 to find additional water supply for the district’s future needs. In September 2013, the river recharge scheme was approved by independent commissioners.  The scheme allows Council to increase the amount of...

Elevate Ōtaki

Elevate Ōtaki is a community group that was set up in 2017 to lead and advise on the best use of a $300,000 funding package established to help the community prosper from the Peka Peka to Ōtaki (PP2O) Expressway. The funding package is equally shared...

Earthquake-prone buildings

One of the key activities in our Future Kāpiti - Long Term Plan 2015-2035 is to assess the seismic performance of approximately 1500 buildings in the Kāpiti Coast District. The Kāpiti Coast is in a zone of high seismic activity. We have five known earthquake faults and it's important we have buildings that are safe to be in and around.

Energise Ōtaki

Helping ourselves to a smart future

Kāpiti speed limits review 2017-19

We're currently carrying out a two stage districtwide speed limit review. This review is being carried out in response to public requests for particular roads to have their speed limits reviewed by Council. Stage 1 was starting in February 2018, and is...