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Improving the Paraparaumu town centre

Ladies lunching by Mural

Your town centre is the heart of your community

As part of the FutureKāpiti Long term plan 2015-35 Council adopted a 14 year programme to revitalise the Paraparaumu town centre. This exciting transformation will make Paraparaumu the heart of the district and the primary focus for retail, commercial, cultural and civic activity. Our masterplan gives an overview of the developments planned over the next 12-18 months. 

Paraparaumu masterplan 

(Click on the image below to view it in larger detail)

Paraparaumu Masterplan

Plans to develop the town centre include:

Our programme of work is flexible enough to accommodate other opportunities happening in the town centre, including:

  • Two significant developments from Coastlands, one of which includes retail expansion adjacent to Rimu Road (mentioned above).
  • Work to turn SH1 into a local road is happening this year and we’re working with the NZ Transport Agency to help shape and influence this.

Already completed

We've completed improvements to Kāpiti Road between Arawhata Road and Ngahina Street. This was the first town centre transformation project to be completed, providing safer pedestrian and cycle access to the centre of the town.

We also completed the first two stages of improvements for the Kāpiti Lights area in November 2017. Click here for more details on the Kāpiti Lights improvements.

View the 2015 final concept plans for Paraparaumu.


Revitalising our town centres will take time and work has been spread over a 14 year programme of activity.