GreenFrame : Open Space Strategy Review
Kāpiti Coast District Council is undertaking a review of the Open Space Strategy which sets out the Council’s role and responsibility for the development and management of our open space network over the next 30 years. The current strategy was adopted in 2012 and is due for a review.
What counts as an open space?
Open space includes all land that is available for public use - eg. parks and reserves, sports fields, playgrounds and trails. Public land not owned by Council, such as land owned by the Department of Conservation and Greater Wellington Regional Council is taken in to account when we consider the open space network in Kāpiti. The Cycleway, Walkway and Bridleway (CWB) Strategy is currently a separate document but the recreational trails will become part of this strategy. The commuter trails such as ‘Stride n Ride’ will be included in the Sustainable Transport Strategy which is also due for review.
How can I get involved?
Phase 1 - February-April 2019
There will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in shaping the Strategy. We began by asking people what they liked about our open spaces and where there's room to improve. We also gathered information through workshops with our iwi partners and key stakeholders plus did a survey for the wider community. As well as this, Council staff and XYST, a consultancy firm we’ve brought on board to help write the strategy, have undertaken research such as ‘understanding the network’ and reviewed other Council policies and strategies. This first round of engagement was completed in April 2019 and as a result an issues and opportunities document has been developed.
Phase 2 - June 2019
We understand there is quite a bit of information to consider and we will be available to answer any questions at the following drop-in sessions:
- Wednesday 12 June 6-8pm – Paraparaumu Library meeting room
- Wednesday 19 June 10am–3pm – Ōtaki Library
- Thursday 20 June 1-3pm – Paraparaumu Library meeting room
Phase 3 - July 2019-February 2020
Drafting of the Open Space Strategy.
Phase 4 - Complete by June 2020
The draft Strategy will be consulted on in March 2020, with the intention it will be adopted by Council by June 2020.
If you would like to look at the current Open Space and CWB strategies you can find them here.