District Plan Review Reports
- Information on earlier stages of the District Plan Review are listed below.
Each report is in PDF and available for download or print from the links below.
Officer's report to Regulatory Management Committee meeting, 2 October 2014:
Officer's Report to Council Meeting, 24 July 2014:
- Attachment 1: Coastal Erosion Hazard Assessment Review of science and assessments undertaken for the Proposed District Plan
- Attachment 2: Independent Review of the Kāpiti Coast District Plan
- Attachments 3, 4, 5 and 6: Presentation slides
Officer's Report to Regulatory Management Committee, 22 November 2012:
A summary of submissions on the discussion documents was presented to the Council's Regulatory Management Committee on 10 February 2011:
Report to Environment and Community Development (ECD) Committee 29 April 2010:
- Appendix 1 - Scoping Discussion Paper
- Appendix 2 - Summary of Submissions
- Appendix 3 - Additional Topic Areas
- Appendix 4 - Revised Focus Areas
- Appendix 5 - Proposed Discussion Documents
The Technical Reports listed below were completed by external consultants to inform the District Plan Review. Each report is in PDF and available for download or print from the links below.
- Assessment of Four Potential Ecological Sites or Extensions 2012
The Kāpiti Coast District Plan contains a Heritage Register which lists ecological, geological and heritage sites. As part of the District Plan Review, Wildland Consultants was commissioned to undertake an assessment of four potential ecological or heritage sites or potential extensions to existing ecological sites selected by Council staff for inclusion and protection under the Plan.
- Potential Ecological Sites Survey 2007
This report has been produced by Wildland Consultants Ltd for Kāpiti Coast District Council and documents information obtained during field work and ecological assessments of additional sites in May 2007
- Population and Employment forecasts These reports were produced by MERA in February 2012 and include growth and land-use assumptions.
- Growth management, future growth areas, and growth-related issues related to the proposed Expressway. The following reports were prepared for Kāpiti Coast District Council by Montgomery Watson Harza between 2011 and 2012. Preliminary analysis of the potential impacts of the Kāpiti Expressway - January 2011. Research to understand the planning risks associated with the Kāpiti Expressway (RoNS) - April 2011. Growth Management Framework - May 2011. Otaki Urban Growth Limits - November 2011. Waikanae North Eco-Hamlet Precinct Draft Structure Plan - February 2012
- Barriers to Sustainability. The Kāpiti Coast District Council engaged Aurecon New Zealand Ltd in 2010 to conduct an audit of the District Plan and current Plan Changes (excluding private ones) to provide an assessment of the District Plan's contribution to sustainability. The draft review dated 10 August 2010 comprises: The Kāpiti Coast District Plan Sustainability ReviewAppendix A, Appendix BTable C-1Table C-2Table C-3 and Appendix D
- Kāpiti Coast District Landscape Study - Final Report October 2012. This report was prepared by Isthmus Group Ltd for Kāpiti Coast District Council. The entire report is too large to include on the website but is available on request. The report cover and contentsintroduction and overview are included here for your information.
- Te Haerenga Whakamua
The District Plan Review included provision for iwi to be involved. The three iwi were guided by those mandated iwi members of Te Whakaminenga o Kāpiti, and the result is a plan summarising the review of the district plan provisions for Māori - Te Haerenga Whakamua. It also builds on previous work and proposes a number of tikanga (policies) that Council has considered in the Proposed District Plan. Te Haerenga Whakamua will go some way to providing both Council and iwi with priority areas as determined by tangata whenua through a Māori world view. This should assist and support Māori and tangata whenua in the region in various areas of work.
- Predictive Model for Archaeology: Kāpiti Coast
This report was produced by Subsurface Ltd for Kāpiti Coast District Council in October 2012 as a guide for determining the likelihood of encountering archaeological deposits during earthworks.
- Documents for an Open Spaces Strategy
This document contains a set of reports, papers and maps to be used as the basis for preparing an Open Space Strategy for District.
- Paraparaumu Town Centre Structure Plan
This report prepared by Urbanismplus Ltd presents the proposed Structure Plan for the Paraparaumu Town Centre and surrounding area. It is the result of comprehensive design investigations and informal stakeholder consultation. The Structure Plan provides a framework that directs the location and type of land use, connections and development while providing flexibility for design, timing and staging of implementation. It has been approved by the Council's Regulatory Management Committee as an input to the District Plan Review.
- Rural Productive Potential in the Northern Part of the Kāpiti Coast District
This report, prepared in 2005 by a team from the Sustainable Land Use Research Initiative (SLURI), provides information on the rural productive potential in the northern region of the Kāpiti Coast District.
- Kāpiti Employment Areas Study - October 2011
This report was prepared by Property Economics Limited and Planit & Associates Limited to assess employment activity (current and future) within the Kāpiti Coast District, with a specific focus on retail centres and future business land requirements. The report considers the future roles and functions of these areas and recommends District Plan approaches to cater for their future needs.
- Kāpiti Coast Retail Leakage Analysis - October 2011
This report was prepared by Property Economics Limited to quantify the level of retail expenditure leakage from the Kāpiti Coast District. The report identifies and analyses the level of retail expenditure leakage from the Kāpiti Coast District, and determines looks at where the retail dollars leaving the district are being spent. The retail leakage breakdown for the purpose of this report is at the territorial authority level and by retail sector.
- Kāpiti Coast District Plan Review: Housing Choice and Affordability
This report by Hill Young Cooper Ltd researches long-term housing affordability and choice trends and issues within Kāpiti, including housing supply capacity and diversity and drivers of housing affordability. The report recommends District Plan approaches for addressing specific housing choice and affordability issues in the Kāpiti Coast.
- Protection of Locally Native Trees in Kāpiti Coast Urban Areas
This report by P A Handford and Associates Ltd presents an ecological basis for the protection of urban locally indigenous vegetation in the Kāpiti Coast District in the District Plan. The approach recommended was informed by established ecological concepts, practice from other Councils around New Zealand, Environment Court findings and the Kāpiti Coast District Urban Tree Study undertaken in 2010.
- Human Carrying Capacity Reports
Stage 1: Working Definition for the Kāpiti Coast District
Stage 2: Application of Concept to Kāpiti Coast District
Stage 3: Sustainability Indicators
These reports by AECOM and Landcare Research explore the concept of Carrying Capacity in the context of the Kāpiti Coast District Plan Review. Following the identification of a suitable definition, a framework for assessing the Carrying Capacity of the Kāpiti Coast was explored and recommendations made for the District Plan provisions.
- Independent Review of the Proposed District Plan by Allan Planning and Research.
- Independent Review of the Proposed District Plan by Simpson Grierson.