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Kapiti Coast District Council

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The Role of Council

The processes through which the Council engages with its community, how the Council makes decisions, and how citizens can influence those processes.

The Kāpiti Coast District Council enables democratic local decision making to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of the Kāpiti Coast. In meeting its purpose the Kāpiti Coast District Council has a variety of roles:

facilitating solutions to local needs

advocacy on behalf of the local community with central government, other local authorities and other agencies

development of local resources

management of local infrastructure including network infrastructure (e.g. roads, sewage disposal, water, stormwater) and community infrastructure (libraries, parks and recreational facilities)

environmental management

planning 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.