To help inform the community-led coastal adaptation panel’s discussions, Council commissioned independent consultancy Jacobs to undertake a Coastal Hazard Susceptibility and Vulnerability Assessment for the Kāpiti Coast District coastline, from Ōtaki in the north to Paekākāriki in the south.
The assessment will update previous coastal hazard assessments of the Kāpiti Coast District shoreline, identifying areas susceptible to current and future coastal erosion and inundation hazards, with various magnitudes of sea-level rise and the vulnerability of critical Council infrastructure, community services and private property to those hazards.
The methodology used for the assessment reflects both national and international best practice, and meets the requirements of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 and Ministry for the Environment: Preparing for Coastal Change. Guidance for Local Government.
- Review the methodology [PDF, 32.51 MB] Jacobs will use to develop the Coastal Hazard Susceptibility and Vulnerability Assessment for the Kāpiti Coast District coastline.
- Questions and answers about Takutai Kāpiti and the methodology report [PDF, 500 KB].
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