Heritage places are important in shaping the character of the Kāpiti Coast. They are part of what makes Kāpiti unique.
We work to identify, protect and retain the District's heritage places to make sure they're retained for future generations.
Heritage places can include:
- historic buildings (including structures)
- ecological sites
- geological sites
- significant trees
- waahi tapu.
The Historic Places Act 1993 and the Kāpiti Coast District Plan protects archaeological sites, which are 'any place associated with pre-1900 human activity, where there may be evidence relating to the history of New Zealand'.
If you're a contractor, earthmover, landscaper, developer or surveyor, please familiarise yourself with your legal requirements concerning such sites by reading Digging up the past[PDF 1.77 MB].
For information about tree protection rules governing the trimming and removal of native vegetation, contact the duty planner.