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Kapiti Residents asked for Views
December 2016

Over the next few months Kapiti Coast District Council is keen to hear from residents on a range of projects, strategies and bylaws being developed or reviewed.

Mayor K Gurunathan says the Council is seeking people's suggestions and priorities on many aspects of its work being planned in the coming 4-6 months, to ensure it's meeting the needs of our communities.

"While people won't be interested in every topic, we'd really appreciate it if they can find time to give us feedback on subjects close to their hearts," he says.

"We're bringing together opportunities across different projects to make it easier to provide feedback and we'll be letting our communities know what's coming up so they can choose where to get involved.

"We'll be talking about the topics under four themes: Connecting Kapiti, Protecting Kapiti, Enjoying Kapiti, and Shaping FutureKapiti. Each of these themes has a raft of projects that help to deliver on our vision of a vibrant, diverse and thriving Kapiti."

"The first opportunity for feedback across multiple Council projects is an online questionnaire that's seeking input on three topics."

The survey covers the rules around our district's public places, a strategy for community facilities, and the use and development of Maclean Park. Residents can complete questions on just one or two of these topics, or all three.

"We know that summer's a busy time. If people can take a little time to share their thoughts with us now, though, it will help guide the Council as we progress these important pieces of work in the New Year," the Mayor says.

Projects coming up under the four themes are:

Connecting Kapiti

Making the most of the opportunities the Expressway creates, including:

Renaming of SH1
Making SH1 a local road
Stride 'n' Ride
Paraparaumu and Waikanae town centres
Waikanae Beach community vision
Transport strategy

Protecting Kapiti

Making Kāpiti safe and enjoyable for all, now and into the future, including:

Public Places Bylaw
Paekakariki seawall
Emergency preparedness

Enjoying Kapiti

Establishing community and recreational facilities that help people make the most of living in Kāpiti, including:

Community facilities strategy
Maclean Park plan refresh
Otaraua Park development plan
Mahara Gallery / Waikanae Library
Ōtaki pool and SplashPad

Shaping FutureKapiti

Making priority choices across all our work, for the coming year and the next 20 years, including:

Annual plan
Long term plan.

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