Our job in a nutshell
Council’s job is a big one. We need to meet the communities’ current and future needs for good-quality local infrastructure, public services, and performing regulatory functions. We’re also responsible for the wellbeing of all people in our district.
In 2019 the Government reintroduced the four wellbeings into the Local Government Act 2002, our governing legislation. This reflects the role local leadership has to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of people and communities.
The four wellbeings are now considered in all Council decisions. Our community outcomes, outlined in our Long-term Plan 2021–41, help focus our mahi (work) so we improve the wellbeing of our community.
What we do
The full scope of what we do includes:
- Access and transport – Putanga me te waka
- Coastal management – Whakahaere takutai
- Stormwater – Wai āwhā
- Water – Wai
- Wastewater – Wai para
- Sustainability and resilience – Toiūtanga me te manawaroatanga
- Tangata whenua
- Community support – Ngā hāpai hapori
- Governance – Mana whakahaere
- Economic development – Whakawhanake umanga
- Parks and open space – Nga papa rēhia me ngā papa
- Recreation and leisure – Ruhanui
- Community facilities – Whare tapere hapori
Planning and regulatory services
- District-wide planning – Mahere ā-rohe
- Regulatory services – Ratonga whakaritenga
- Corporate – Paheko rangapū
All together, our activities are aimed at delivering:
- Communities that are resilient, safe, healthy, thriving and connected. Everyone has a sense of belonging and can access the resources and services they need.
- A prosperous local economy, with ample opportunities to work and learn in Kāpiti.
- A restored and enhanced natural environment as we transition to a low-carbon future.
- Access for our people to suitable housing in Kāpiti so they can live and thrive.
- A mutually mana-enhancing partnership for Mana Whenua and Council.