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Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards

The Kāpiti Coast Civic Awards and Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back

Amazing things happen every day on the Kāpiti Coast, and the District’s annual Civic Awards paired with the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards are back again to honour our community’s outstanding folk who spread the sunshine.

The Civic Awards are our area’s highest honour for individual residents who’ve made a lasting impact in the community. Based on public nominations, Council gives awards based on exemplary volunteer service.

Nominees may be volunteers in areas like the environment, social services, education, youth, or culture.

The Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards recognise the contributions made by community groups in six categories: arts and culture, education and youth development, health and wellbeing, heritage and environment, sports and leisure, and rising star.

To put someone forward for the Civic Award or to nominate a group for the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards, see https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/civic-awards , but hurry because nominations close 31 May.

An Appeals Version of the Proposed District Plan is now available online

The Kāpiti Coast District Council has made an Appeals Version of the Proposed District Plan (PDP) that bookmarks all provisions of the original version that are currently under appeal, and can now be read online.

Mayor K Gurunathan says that a total of 18 appeals have been lodged to the Environment Court and Council will work with all the parties to resolve the outstanding matters. He says that having only 18 appeals to such an involved process is a positive outcome.

“The new District Plan provides a stable platform to enable sustainable communities to grow and thrive.”

The parts of the PDP that aren’t subject to appeal assume more weighting than the current Operative District Plan 1999 provisions. Any rules in the PDP not subject to appeal must be treated as operative.

To read the Appeals Version of the PDP, see the Council’s website at https://www.kapiticoast.govt.nz/Your-Council/Planning/District-Plan-Review/appeals-version---proposed-district-plan/

Media contact for more information – Charmead Schella on 04 296 4648 or charmead.schella@kapiticoast.govt.nz

Waterfall Road works

Work has been going well on the slip on Waterfall Road at Mackays Crossing and Council is now hoping the road could be re-opened as early as May.

The first part of the work involves removing fallen material from the site. Last week large pine trees were removed and contractors established a track from the road to the top of the hill. Around 9000m2 or 1200 truckloads of debris will be carted off the site.

The work is being joint-funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency and the Council.

(Photo caption: Establishing the track to truck material from the Waterfall Road slip site.)

Works begin for pedestrian safety improvements around Kāpiti

Kāpiti Coast District Council has started its next round of pedestrian safety works around the District, with work already underway at Robertson Road in Paekākāriki where the footpath and pedestrian ramp are being upgraded.

Tasman Street in Ōtaki, as well as sites near Paraparaumu College, Makarini Reserve and Pohutukawa Park, are also due for improvements over the next two months.

The works include kerb realignments, footpath extensions and new pedestrian ramps to make crossing points safer for all types of footpath users. A raised pedestrian crossing, designed to slow traffic, will be installed at Pohutukawa Park.

Residents close to works areas will be hearing from Higgins, Council’s contractor for these improvements, before each piece of work starts. There will be speed limit changes and shoulder closures during the two-month work period and road users will be guided by traffic management through these areas. Works are planned to finish at the end of June.


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