Our work to upgrade the Kāpiti Lights area aims to make it more pedestrian friendly which will help create a setting that supports new and existing shops to thrive. The improvements we are making, with the support of Coastlands and Kāpiti Lights property owners, will provide:
We are delivering the upgrade in three parts; Coastlands Parade (laneway) upgrade; a Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection; and SH1 entrance upgrade (linking to the transport hub).
Construction work on the Coastlands Parade laneway started in early June and will involve digging, paving, planting and other general improvements. You can view the plan for this area here.
The upgrade of the Coastlands/Kāpiti Lights connection started in late June and involves creating a public space with planting, paving and seating. You can view the plan for this area here.
Work on the SH1 entrance aims to better connect the railway station with Kāpiti Lights and the town centre. This work is planned for late 2017.
Here’s the latest update on the Kāpiti Lights upgrade.
We have completed the section of paving on the eastern side of the laneway and we are now preparing the area directly in front of Kāpiti Cakes and Bakery and Harcourts for the new pavers to be laid this week. Please note there is no pedestrian access from the back of the laneway shops into the laneway as we complete the links to these areas, we will have access open next week.
Work to lay the exposed aggregate concrete in the car parking area outside the Professionals is almost complete. Once this is done, attention will then shift to the area next to the Post Office to prepare the ground for the concrete slab and pavers.
The Council is calling for big thinking artists and creatives to stamp their mark on Kāpiti Lights by putting forward concepts for a public art installation or commission to improve the vibrancy of the area. Proposals are due in on Friday 15 September.
We have reopened the access from Kāpiti Road and are currently preparing the base for the kerbs which should be installed this week, weather permitting. Following this we will continue with preparations for paving.
We’re still aiming to finish work on these two stages late October, subject to weather. The areas will be progressively opened as the work is completed.
Hours of work will generally be between 7.30am and 5pm weekdays and Saturdays.
Businesses in the Kāpiti Lights areas are open throughout construction so pop in and check out our progress.
If you have any questions on this work, please contact:
Michelle Parnell, Infrastructure Programme Delivery Manager, phone 04 296 4675 or on email.
Contractor, Brian Perry Civil, Chris Hodder Project Manager 027 4540 641
Kāpiti Coast District Council, 04 296 4700.