The role of Council
Our role as the Kāpiti Coast District Council is to lead and represent our community, and to enable democratic local decision-making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the Kāpiti Coast. Council:
- facilitates solutions to local needs
- advocates on behalf of the local community with central government, other local authorities and other agencies
- develops of local resources
- manages of local infrastructure including network infrastructure (eg, roads, sewage disposal, water, stormwater) and community infrastructure (libraries, parks and recreational facilities)
- carries out environmental management
- plans for the future needs of the District.
In fulfilling its purpose, the Kāpiti Coast District Council exercises powers and fulfils responsibilities conferred on it by legislation. You can find out more about Councils' roles and responsibilities on the Department of Internal Affairs website.
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This revised and updated policy was adopted by Council on 24 November 2022. For reference, see our policy on Declaration of elected member interests. We also have our register of...