We must consider environmental outcomes when determining the future of Kāpiti Airport and the surrounding land.
Sustainability, maintaining natural ecosystems and a low carbon footprint are all fundamental to the Kāpiti Air Urban vision.
Our proposed mixed-use development plan would provide Kāpiti with more infrastructure and housing while avoiding development that is detrimental to our natural environment.
Our key environmental considerations:
Retain and restore wetlands to provide natural drainage and habitat, scenery and open spaces.
Reduce carbon emissions and contribute to the e-mobility movement by actively building electric aviation infrastructure.
Build primarily self-sufficient eco accommodation as an attractive, convenient option for air travellers, tourists and long-haul travellers along State Highway 1.
Build well-designed walkways and cycleways to enable effective, emissions-free mobility options.
Establish landscaped ‘green’ spaces for ecology and community connection to nature.
Engage Ngāti Puketapu hapū in the planning process to enable restoration of mana on their ancestral land and incorporation of Mana Whenua principles.