Helpful information on bridge limits, contractor complaints, emergencies, events management (temporary), PP2O Expressway and Transmission Gully, fencing, graffiti, letter boxes (moving of), State Highway 1 issues, and wandering stock.
Our local bridges display bridge loads and limits and are inspected annually by our contractor. For overweight permits, please use the link here
Kāpiti Coast District Council will arrange for the yellow road markings of bus stops. Everything else relating to bus stops, signs, timetables, shelters etc. is the responsibility of Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC).
To report a contractor complaint, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre: telephone: 04 296 4700 or toll free: 0800 486 486.
Temporary event management forms can be downloaded from the Resource Consent page. Event Organisers need to give Council 8-10 weeks notice of their event, to cover the mandatory 42 days public notice advertising.
If a fence is between a privately owned property and a public reserve, the cost of repair of said fence is the responsibility of the private property owner. The reserve is classified as 'public property' and is therefore exempt under the Fencing Act 1978.
We don't remove graffiti from private properties.
Community Graffiti Clean-up Packs can be borrowed from the Council’s service centres in Ōtaki, Waikanae and Paraparaumu. These kits can be borrowed for a week at a time - more information can be found below. Each tool box contains:
The packs are being provided by Keep NZ Beautiful, Ministry of Justice, Keep Waikanae Beautiful and Kāpiti Coast District Council.
If you want to remove, replace or install a new letter box you need to be aware that this could affect any underground services. To allow us to check for underground services, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council Call Centre prior to placing the letter box: telephone: 04 296 4700 or toll free: 0800 486 486.
Our position is that road mirrors are not normally recommended as they can be:
misleading at night when reflecting headlights;
damaged by vandals or by accident;
affected by glare from sunlight, low sun angles, and rain;
sometimes obscured by condensation and dirt;
confusing for non-local motorists;
difficult to site satisfactorily;
misleading due to difficulties of judging speed and distance;
distracting, where a driver is concentrating on the mirror only and oblivious to their immediate surroundings such as pedestrians right next to them.
We would only use a mirror as a last resort after all other options to improve visibility have been discounted. These options include removal of vegetation, trimming of a bank, realignment or removal of a structure such as a fence, and relocation or realignment of a driveway, accessway or junction.
To request a mirror on the road, please phone us on 04 296 4700, or toll free on 0800 486 486.
Road closures in the district can be found here.
To report a slip that is obstructing the road, please phone us on 04 296 4700, or toll free on 0800 486 486.
To report any issues on SH1, please contact Capital Journeys – (04) 576 1117 (working hours) or (04) 568 5092 (afterhours).
If you see any wandering stock on or around SH1, please contact the Traffic Operations Centre (TOC) on 0800 869 286, and/or Capital Journeys on (04) 576 1117 (working hours) or (04) 568 5092 (afterhours).
If you see wandering stock on local roads, please contact the Kāpiti Coast District Council on 04 296 4700, or toll free 0800 486 486.