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Coastal management – whakahaere takutai

A major ongoing focus for the council is determining how to respond to the effects of increased sea levels and storm intensity on Kāpiti’s coastline.


Key activities in the first three years of this plan

Commence Paekākāriki seawall replacement with completion due in 2019/20
Commence and complete resource consent renewal for Paraparaumu Marine Parade revetment and physical works associated with renewal in 2016/17
Complete inventory and condition assessment of coastal structures which includes public and private structures and secondary seawalls. This is a joint project with the Greater Wellington Regional Council.


Contribution to outcomes

  • We respond promptly to seawall or rock revetment failure and repair where applicable
  • We keep our stormwater beach outlets clear to avoid flooding.


We plan to spend an average per year of $1.9 million on operations and $0.8 million on capital work for coastal management.


Coastal management