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 [PDF 1.42 MB]
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 [PDF 2.29 MB]
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.
- Airport noise management plan [PDF 557 KB]
This plan describes the standards and procedures used to manage noise generated from airport activities, in accordance with the relevant District Plan rules and standards.
- Carbon and energy management plan [PDF 2.05 MB]
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 [PDF 143 KB]
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 [PDF 2.06 MB]
The Coastal Strategy was developed to guide management of the coastal environment. The wider issues of the quality and nature of intervention along the coast have been considered against the community vision and outcomes for the whole coast. The Coastal Strategy determines the management of coastal activities, access, recreation, harvesting, the natural and built environments, and coastal hazards.
- Community Facilities Strategy [PDF 3.83 MB]
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 [PDF 796 KB] (31 pages) and a full document [PDF 3.83 MB](223 pages) available.
- Cycleways, Walkways and Bridleways Strategy [PDF 825 KB]
This Strategy sets a long-term vision for cycling, walking and horse-riding.
- Destination Management Plan [PDF 7.73 MB]
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. [PDF 4.81 MB]
- Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan 2020–23 [PDF 5.94 MB]
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.
- Growth Strategy | Te Tupu Pai [PDF 6.84 MB]
Te tupu pai outlines how Council will enable sustainable growth in our district over the next 30 years. It articulates our vision for growth that delivers our overall vision for a thriving environment, vibrant economy, and strong communities; we've also separated out Map – our approach to enabling sustainable growth [PDF 992 KB] for easy reference. Find out how this strategy was developed.
- Housing Strategy 2022 [PDF 4.8 MB]
This strategy outlines our current thinking about housing in the Kāpiti region. It includes our vision and principles, the various types of roles we can play, and actions for the short, medium and long term. It will enable us to prioritise investment and capitalise on partnership opportunities, manage risk and coordinate our housing response across other areas of our work.
Kāpiti Recovery Plan 2020 [PDF 6.03 MB]
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 [PDF 342 KB]
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 2012 [PDF 1.74 MB]
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 [PDF 378 KB]
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 [PDF 2.69 MB]
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 [PDF 15.46 MB]
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 [PDF 240 KB]
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 [PDF 3.48 MB]
Transport plays a key part in providing people with the ability to access goods and services, linking people with each other and improving health and wellbeing. This strategy establishes a framework for delivering good outcomes for our communities and provides details of the key areas of focus for transport in Kāpiti for the next 20 years.
- Waste Minimisation Education Strategy [PDF 1.23 MB]
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 [PDF 474 KB]
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 [PDF 1.5 MB]
This documents sets out Kāpiti District Council’s vision for water management in the district over the next fifty years.
- Workforce Plan 2022 [PDF 2.63 MB]
A workforce plan looks at how we can develop, attract, and retain a skilled and competitive workforce to support our local economy. It involves understanding our current and future workforce needs, and the skills we need to fill gaps and shortages. This helps us understand the types of training, education pathways and services we need to provide.