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District Plan

The District Plan is the guiding document for sustainable management of the district's natural and physical resources.

Every city and district council is required to have a District Plan under the Resource Management Act 1991.

It must include objectives, policies, rules and standards – known as provisions - for land use management.  These provisions help shape the way we live, work and play in Kāpiti.

Some of the key issues covered in the District Plan include:

  • Management of urban densities
  • Subdivision and development
  • Amenity 
  • Heritage and landscape
  • Coastal environment
  • Natural hazards 
  • Ecology
  • Transport
  • Network utilities
  • Noise
  • Signs 
  • Tangata Whenua

View more information on District Plans under the Resource Management Act on the Ministry for the Environment website

District Plan Review

The Council is currently reviewing the District Plan.  View information about the review process here.

Link to Land Use Planning Guide for Hazardous Facilities (2002)

District Plan Volumes and Appendices

The District Plan is published in three volumes.

Volume 1 details how Council will put into effect objectives, policies and methods to achieve integrated management of the effects of land use activities in the District, to control the actual and potential effects of activities eg. to control the subdivision of land.

Volume 2 contains District Plan Maps which you can download or view at Council offices, District Libraries or Service Centres.

Volume 3 contains Appendices which you can download or view at Council offices, District Libraries or Service Centres.

Hard copies of the District Plan can be purchased from our main office at the following costs : 

Volume 1  $335.00 plus GST

Volume 2  $181.00 plus GST

Volume 3  $319.00 plus GST

TOTAL      $835.00 plus GST

District Plan Maps

District Plan maps can be found here. 

District Plan FAQs

View frequently asked questions relating to the District Plan here.