Growing well

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In November 2021 we consulted on our proposed approach for to enabling growth in our district over the next 30 years. Submissions closed on 19 November 2021.

We are now reviewing feedback and refined and finalising the strategy, this is due to be completed in March 2022.


Kāpiti is growing and we want to grow well. This means planning boldly but holistically so we can flourish. Your feedback on this proposed approach to growing well will inform the development of a growth strategy for our district.

Council’s job is to create the vision and framework to encourage diverse and quality development. We will do this through our growth strategy, our District Plan and how we apply Government requirements for land use and building densities.

This consultation sets out our proposed approach to enabling sustainable growth. It considers various constraints we need to bear in mind, including Government requirements for development. It reflects and provides shape to what we have already heard through your feedback on the Long Term Plan 2021-2041 about what matters most to you as we grow.

Our proposed approach in brief

Our work has shown that ‘growing well’ in Kāpiti could be achieved by:

  • Growing both up and out, with a mix of intensification and greenfield development
  • Protecting, enhancing and living sensitively with our beautiful whenua, wai, natural habitats and green spaces
  • Offering different kinds of homes and more options for how people live (including papakāinga, apartments and semi-detached and terraced houses)
  • Revitalising our centres; encouraging more mixed uses, places to connect and a bigger range of businesses and services to support people’s everyday needs to live, work and play in Kāpiti
  • Improving access and transport options, making our communities more connected and accessible, and reducing our carbon footprint
  • Protecting spaces for business and industry and our highly productive rural areas.

Our proposed approach includes an implementation plan that sets out a roadmap for implementing the finalised growth strategy. This includes how we will work with iwi, central government agencies, developers, and our community to deliver our objectives through tools including through the district plan, Infrastructure Strategy and the Wellington Regional Growth Framework.

In November 2021 we consulted on our proposed approach for to enabling growth in our district over the next 30 years. Submissions closed on 19 November 2021.

We are now reviewing feedback and refined and finalising the strategy, this is due to be completed in March 2022.


Kāpiti is growing and we want to grow well. This means planning boldly but holistically so we can flourish. Your feedback on this proposed approach to growing well will inform the development of a growth strategy for our district.

Council’s job is to create the vision and framework to encourage diverse and quality development. We will do this through our growth strategy, our District Plan and how we apply Government requirements for land use and building densities.

This consultation sets out our proposed approach to enabling sustainable growth. It considers various constraints we need to bear in mind, including Government requirements for development. It reflects and provides shape to what we have already heard through your feedback on the Long Term Plan 2021-2041 about what matters most to you as we grow.

Our proposed approach in brief

Our work has shown that ‘growing well’ in Kāpiti could be achieved by:

  • Growing both up and out, with a mix of intensification and greenfield development
  • Protecting, enhancing and living sensitively with our beautiful whenua, wai, natural habitats and green spaces
  • Offering different kinds of homes and more options for how people live (including papakāinga, apartments and semi-detached and terraced houses)
  • Revitalising our centres; encouraging more mixed uses, places to connect and a bigger range of businesses and services to support people’s everyday needs to live, work and play in Kāpiti
  • Improving access and transport options, making our communities more connected and accessible, and reducing our carbon footprint
  • Protecting spaces for business and industry and our highly productive rural areas.

Our proposed approach includes an implementation plan that sets out a roadmap for implementing the finalised growth strategy. This includes how we will work with iwi, central government agencies, developers, and our community to deliver our objectives through tools including through the district plan, Infrastructure Strategy and the Wellington Regional Growth Framework.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We invite your feedbackTe tupu pai | Growing well

    Our proposed approach for enabling sustainable growth in Kāpiti.

    We are specifically inviting your feedback on four key areas that are detailed in the document.

    • Have we reflected the most significant challenges and opportunities?
    • Do our growth principles feel right?
    • Does our proposed approach to growth give us a good mix?
    • Is our plan for implementation covering everything important?

    You are welcome to comment on any of the content or other aspects.

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