Council has initiated a number of strategies to guide long-term vision for the district and its resources. All policies are in PDF and available for download or print from the links below.
Long-term Plan strategies
- Financial strategy 2021
This strategy sets out the overall financial goals of the Council for the Long-term Plan 2021–41. The strategy builds on our current financial position by setting out where we want to be positioned during, and at the end of, the long-term plan period.
- Infrastructure strategy 2021
This strategy sets out Council’s approach to managing the District’s core infrastructure services (transport, stormwater, water supply, wastewater and coastal assets) for the next 30 years.
- Carbon and energy management plan
This strategic plan sets our objectives for measuring, managing and reducing emissions, improving energy efficiency, increasing the use of renewable energy, improving the resilience of operations to energy supply disruptions, and aiding the development of a low-carbon economy.
- Climate Emergency Action Framework
This framework outlines a common aim and principles that allow us to embed thinking about the implications of climate change across Council as an organisation. Council adopted the framework on 29 July 2021, following public consultation as part of our Long-term Plan 2021–41.
- Coastal Strategy
The Coastal Strategy has been developed to guide management of the coastal environment over the next 20 years. The wider issues of the quality and nature of intervention along the coast have been considered against the wider community vision and outcomes for the whole coast. The Coastal Strategy will determine the management of coastal activities, access, recreation, harvesting, the natural and built environments, and coastal hazards.
- Community Facilities Strategy
This 20-year strategy provides a framework to guide Council’s decision-making on its involvement and investment in supporting community facilities effectively and efficiently. Developed through 2016/17 it was adopted by Council in July 2017. There is a summary document (31 pages) and a full document (223 pages) available.
- Cycleways, Walkways and Bridleways Strategy
This Strategy sets a long-term vision for cycling, walking and horse-riding.
- Destination Management Plan
This plan provides a long-term strategic framework to strengthen the Kāpiti visitor economy through sustainable development and visitation. It brings all the key elements of the industry together with an aim to guide tourism development, marketing and industry involvement, and improve visitor experience and infrastructure, to ultimately increase the value of the Kāpiti visitor economy.
- Development Management Strategy
This document sets out Kāpiti Coast District Council’s strategy for the management of development and settlement patterns on the Kāpiti Coast.
- Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan 2020–23
This strategy provides a roadmap for Council, business and the community to continue to foster a thriving economy in the District. It outlines how Council and businesses can work together to harness local knowledge, skills and resources, while setting goals to help make the best decisions.
- Kāpiti Recovery Plan 2020
This plan sets out Kāpiti's approach to the COVID-19 recovery, showing how we can work together towards rebuilding our communities to be more sustainable, prosperous and resilient than they were before.
- Maori Economic Development and Wellbeing in Kāpiti 2013
This strategy aims to build and leverage the collective resources, knowledge, skills, leadership and capability that will better position Māori to maximise their potential. The strategy is specifically focused on laying the foundation for the future and is based around the themes of Manaakitangata, Kaitiakitanga, and Kotahitanga.
- Open Space Strategy
This strategy sets up the vision for the provision and management of open space in the Kāpiti Coast District for the next 20–50 years.
- Positive Ageing on the Kāpiti Coast, He Tira Kaumātua
This community strategy was developed in partnership with the Council of Elders, social and health providers and the Kāpiti Coast District Council; it provides a foundation for policy, planning and project work that enhances and improves the quality of life for older people living in the District.
- The Streetscape Strategy and Guidelines
The Kāpiti Coast is a rapidly growing area. Increasing traffic, in terms of vehicular, pedestrian, and cycle, is creating an equally increasing need to ensure our streetscapes are safe, high-quality, and desirable for all users.
This document sets out the process and tools that will enable the Council to take a considered, comprehensive and coordinated approach to resolving competing and often conflicting interests in regards to streetscapes.
- Stormwater Management Strategy 2008
A guiding document that aims to ensure our community’s vision to manage the District’s stormwater and to adapt to the changing environment or provide appropriate protection from the potential destructive effects of flooding is achieved.
- Supporting the Arts
This strategy celebrates the arts as part of the living heart and soul of the Kāpiti Coast, linking the District from north to south, and providing a distinctive identity for the District in the Wellington region. The Strategy will help guide the Council's direction in supporting the arts and inform the Council's long term asset and activity planning.
- Sustainable Transport Strategy
The ability of people to move around has an immense impact on their lives. The nature of transport routes and how they link towns, facilities and services can influence an individual’s or family’s access to basic goods and services, health, education and employment opportunities. People can find their ability to move about limited by very constrained transport options, particularly in outer or urban edge suburbs. People may have to move homes around the region in pursuit of employment if transport choices are limited or costs too high.
- Waste Minimisation Education Strategy
This strategy outlines the preferred approach of councils in the Wellington Region to community engagement, called Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM), and
seeks to identify what the community needs in order to make voluntary behaviour changes that minimise waste.
- Water conservation plan
This plan is designed to get us to our target consumption rate for water as soon as possible. It contains a mix of measures and tactics. No one initiative alone will solve the problem, but by combining them we believe we will achieve our target objective.
- Water Matters - Sustainable Water Management Strategy
This documents sets out Kāpiti District Council’s vision for water management in the district over the next fifty years.