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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).

Reduced travel times from the north and the south will make Kāpiti a more desirable place to live and bolster our economy through population growth, visitor attraction and business development.

We want to take advantage of the opportunities created by the Expressway while at the same time helping our communities respond positively to change.

To do this we have a programme of work underway that also supports the Council’s vision for Kāpiti – a vibrant, diverse and thriving district.

Our initial focus is on the first section of the Kāpiti Expressway to be completed – Mackays to Peka Peka. Meanwhile we are continuing to work with the NZ Transport Agency, and to advocate for and protect the community’s interests during the next phases of construction – Peka Peka to Ōtaki and Transmission Gully. A connected, accessible and thriving Kāpiti is at the heart of our planning.

Our programme of work to help realise the benefits the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway brings to our district includes:

  • work to transform our two largest town centres, Waikanae and Paraparaumu, so they continue to service the needs of our communities and become destinations of choice for visitors, businesses and future investment.
  • shared path improvements to make it safer and easier to walk and cycle around our district and access the  Mackays to Peka Peka Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway. Improvements are being delivered through the Kāpiti Stride ‘n’ Ride initiative.
  • work to make State Highway 1 between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka a fit-for-purpose local road that services and connects our communities.
  • working with our communities to help them respond positively to these opportunities and changes. We are currently working with Waikanae Beach residents.

Background to the Kāpiti Expressway

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZ Transport Agency) announced its decision on the route for the Wellington Northern Corridor on 15 December 2009.

The Expressway which extends through the Kāpiti district from Mackays Crossing to north of Ōtaki, is being developed as two separate projects: the southern section from Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka and the northern section from Peka Peka to Ōtaki.

Property owners who are concerned about the effects of the Kāpiti Expressway projects should contact the NZ Transport Agency directly: 04 894 5200

Information about property owners' rights is available from Land Information New Zealand  

Meetings and Agendas

4 October 2012 Council Meeting - Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway: Project Agreements (SP-12-696)
9 August 2012 Council Meeting - DRAFT Submission of the Kāpiti Coast District Council on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway Proposal

(To see more meetings and agendas, go here)

Related Policies/Strategies/Reports

Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway
Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway
Council's Submissions
Council's Project Objectives
The Alliance and Councils Involvement
Expressways Reports
Official Information Act Requests - Expressways
Transmission Gully

Contact us

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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