Airport Noise Complaints

Airport noise levels are already prescribed in the District Plan and all the various airport users are familiar with those rules.

From the public’s point of view, the most important thing in making any complaint about noisy aircraft, is to do it promptly and to have available the time of the incident and a description.

All complaints regarding noise generated from the Kāpiti Coast Airport or airport activities can be made by either:

The complaint should include as much information as possible to help the investigation and then docmentation and findings regarding the complaints will be reviewed by the Community Liaison Group.

Community Liaison Group

An airport related group came into existence in August 2007 following the adoption of the Airport Noise Management Plan by the Kāpiti Coast District Council. 

The Airport Noise Management Plan was developed by a review panel and accepted by council in September 2010 as meeting the new District Plan requirements. 

At council’s 13 September 2012 Regulatory Management Committee (RMC) meeting, the revised Airport Noise Management Plan was endorsed.

The CLG is comprised of representatives from the Paraparaumu community, airport users, airport owner and management and local iwi.

The current committee is:

Independent Chair Hilary Wooding
Airport Manager - Kapiti Coast Airport Jason Russell
Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board Representative Jonny Best                               

Community Representative (Kapiti Retirement Trust)

David Blair
Community Representative Don Day
Airport User - Kapiti Districts Aero Club Peter Merwood


Chief Executive, Kapiti Coast Airport Holdings Ltd Robert Binney
Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Inc Jack Rikihana
Council Advisor - District Plan Policy Paul Busing
Council Advisor - Noise Julie Lloyd
Secretary Judy Rennie

The committee is required to determine the process for attending to noise complaints and to regularly review that process and activity.

Community Liaison Group Meeting Minutes

View the meeting minutes for the Community Liaison Group.

Community Liaison Group Annual Reports

View the CLG Annual Reports.

Related links

District Plan, Part N - Paraparaumu Airport 

District Plan Appeals Version
Kāpiti Coast Airport - The Kāpiti Coast Community