Kāpiti is set for growth and economic success. Our close proximity to Wellington has been significantly enhanced by the building of the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway and, with Transmission Gully and the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway opening soon, reduced travel times from the north and the south will make Kāpiti a more desirable place to live, work and do business.
We want to take advantage of the opportunities created by the expressways while at the same time helping our communities respond positively to change.
To do this we have a programme of work under way that also supports the Council’s vision for Kāpiti – a vibrant, diverse and thriving district.
Our initial focus has been on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway but we are continuing to work with Waka Kotahi (the NZ Transport Agency) to advocate for and protect the community’s interests during the construction of the Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway and Transmission Gully. A connected, accessible and thriving Kāpiti is at the heart of our planning.
Our programme of work to help realise the benefits the expressway brings to our district includes:
- work to transform our two largest town centres, Waikanae and Paraparaumu, so they continue to service the needs of our communities and become destinations of choice for visitors, businesses and future investment.
- shared path improvements to make it safer and easier to walk and cycle around our district and connect with the expressways.
- work to make State Highway 1 between Poplar Avenue and Peka Peka a fit-for-purpose local road that services and connects our communities.
- working with our communities to help them respond positively to these opportunities and changes.
Background to the Kāpiti Expressway
The Waka Kotahi announced its decision on the route for the Wellington Northern Corridor on 15 December 2009.
The Expressway which extends through the Kāpiti district from Mackays Crossing to north of Ōtaki, is being developed as two separate projects: the southern section from Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka and the northern section from Peka Peka to Ōtaki.
Property owners who are concerned about the effects of the Kāpiti Expressway projects should contact the NZ Transport Agency directly: 04 894 5200.
Information about property owners' rights is available from Land Information New Zealand
Meetings and agendas
|4 October 2012||Council Meeting - Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway: Project Agreements (SP-12-696)|
|9 August 2012||Council Meeting - DRAFT Submission of the Kāpiti Coast District Council on the Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway Proposal|
Mackays to Peka Peka Expressway
Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway
Council's Project Objectives
The Alliance and Councils Involvement
Official Information Act Requests - Expressways