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Questions for Nathan Guy Meeting
1. Are these the only two options available to Kapiti, or is government prepared to
consider alternatives ?
Consulting on two at present – based on feedback they will consider further options—so
yes they will consider.
2. Have NZTA officials estimated how many homes/ businesses and people will be
relocated / significantly impacted by these options?
As per the concept and other documents that we have seen—300 to 400 homes will be
impacted. Only assessment for business has been to purchase the businesses on State
Highway 1 from Kapiti Lights up to the Rail over bridge—no estimate on this cost given,
nor any understanding of the wider commercial impact and commercial long term value
of property for the rest of the business community within Paraparaumu and Waikanae.
3. Are the options on the table designed to help Kapiti or are they more aimed at
addressing Wellington to the rest of the North Island related matters?
Aimed at both areas, trying to get a balance between both.
4. If timeframes are adhered to, how soon can impacted householders (1) sell their
properties to the Crown, or (2) receive compensation if only partially impacted?
A decision on what concept to take will be made by Xmas—if there is overwhelming
feedback and subsequent support for a third option , then a new consultation process will
need to commence—e.g. if WLR is to be 4 laned, then a new design and consultation
would need to occur. If one of the current concepts is to go ahead, then obvious impacted
parties will be able to start negotiation on compensation on a willing buyer, willing seller
approach early in the New Year. That is on the assumption that NZTA have the budget
and the Board approval to start these discussions. The normal negotiation process
including reimbursements of fees will apply in these early negotiation instances.
5. What provisions are available for house / landowners who may not lose land / house
but end up with a 4 laned expressway next to their residence?
Compensation in these cases will occur under the Resource Management Act as per
normal. This will not be able to be an early process, but will be as part of the formal
designation process. During detailed design, the NZTA engineers will be in consultation
with associated landowners. NZTA officials will check on when the reimbursing of
costs for negotiation processes will commence—they will come back to us with an
6. Will there be compensation for the wider Camelot / Greendale community for the
obvious loss of lifestyle benefits and impact on property values, that these people will
suffer—e.g. the ability to ride horses in our area, the significant abundance of wildlife
that will be impacted, and the loss of Greendale Reserve etc?
See answer for number 5, will be part of the designation process.
7. Why was the option to follow the WLR discarded when it is a land use issue that
should be decided by the KCDC, and has central government put pressure on the KCDC
to change their land use plans?
Nathan will take this on board and will determine whether this is something that he has to
take a political approach to the council on. This is a political issue and he is regularly
meeting with the Mayor and these meetings will increase in frequency. The senior
NZTA official was somewhat surprised to see that the words “ KCDC plan to see a new
town centre develop in Paraparaumu etc.” in their brochure and we had to remind them
that this comment is in all their documents.
There was no agreement from the NZTA officials that they were trying to blame the
KCDC for not being able to include 4 laning of the WLR as a concept, even though in
our opinion the above comments may imply that.
8. Minister Joyce has recently discussed the need for better integration between urban
planning and transport planning. Clearly the situation here in Kapiti is an obvious
example of where this is not happening—why is the opportunity not taken to do it now
with strong government involvement?
Nathan will take this back to Minister Joyce, to see whether this will occur. Because of
the fact that Minister Joyce specifically asked for councils to plan better Nathan was
strongly encouraged by us to use Kapiti as a great precedent for better urban and
transport planning. This is what the whole issue is all about in our opinion.
9. Will the lack of interchanges on whatever expressway chosen force heavy traffic
through residential areas to service commercial and industrial areas within Kapiti in line
with the concerns expressed by Kapiti Emergency services?
Our feedback was taken on board and the reference was made by us to why the solution
for Paraparaumu could not be like what is planned for Otaki. There is the room at Kapiti
Road to allow for on and off ramps as opposed to an interchange. This is a key component
of any new design for a new WLR.
The Team are meeting with Emergency Services on Monday Morning.
10. What work has been done to determine the environmental impact of these concepts
on the pockets of native trees, the Greendale Reserve, the environmental set up within
Waterstone and how will the expressway fit into Kapiti being the Nature Coast?
Very much aware of the environmental issues throughout the total district. A detailed
assessment has not been done and this will be undertaken as part of detailed design—
Nathan is very conscious and has a similar issue to address in Otaki.
11. We feel gutted about what is proposed. Nathan what are you going to tell the
hundreds of schoolchildren and the volunteers who have spent many thousands of work
hours in developing the Greendale Reserve when the bulldozers start destroying the
Very sympathetic to the environment. Detailed design will need to address this type of
important issue and ensure that the best balance is obtained. Nathan has children himself
that have planted trees, but no real answer to how he would respond to this question.
12. Finally, where do all the people go? Where are the new housing developments,
lifestyle blocks that are comparable to what we have now? Why haven’t the needs of the
hundreds / perhaps thousands of Kapiti people been considered better and therefore build
the WLR properly?
There is a key aim to keep people in Kapiti—Nathan spoke about the new subdivisions
being developed in North Waikanae.
Clearly a new option to develop a proper 4 laned WLR should form part of our