Our vision for Kāpiti is: a vibrant culture, diverse community and thriving economy.
This vision was shaped through extensive community consultation during 2015. The outcome was our 20-year plan, the FutureKapiti Long term plan 2015-35. More recently the FutureKapiti Annual plan 2016-17 has refreshed our work programme for the year ahead as we continue to work towards our goals.
The elements of our vision and approach outlined here are also available in an interactive format.
As we developed our vision we identified issues people believed we should take into account in our planning for the future. The key issues were resilience, connectedness, growth and affordability. Meeting these challenges was directly reflected in the outcomes we defined: a resilient community, wisely managed public money, community participation in democracy and strong partnerships.
We then identified the ways in which the council as an organisation needed to operate to help achieve these outcomes. The areas we are focusing on are lifting council performance across the board, concentrating on our delivery of core services, and enhancing the way we interact with the community. We want this to embrace all our dealings – from the services our staff provide every day, to the formal consultation we undertake on important issues. These, along with our key initiatives and projects, will deliver on the outcomes we are striving for.
These outcomes, and the elements underlying each, were recognised as significant in helping us to deliver on the vision for our district.
Ensure our services, infrastructure and regulations:
Work with iwi, business, residents, government agencies and a range of community groups to: