Contained in the latest council e-mailer yesterday is this:-

Solid case for Gateway funding

Today we’ve made our application to the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund for the Kāpiti Gateway project available on our website.
The application made a solid case for government funding and we are now working through a process, having listened to community and elected member concerns, to test some of the assumptions made in the indicative business case. This includes looking at a range of options for how the centre might operate, should Council decide to proceed with the establishment of the Gateway at this time.

It’s clear they have pre-determined that it will proceed.

After several weeks of being asked to provide them and refusing, you can now read the council application documents here and here. They include the surprising statement, “Extensive public consultation has been undertaken on the proposal to build a Kāpiti Gateway.” Hmm.

And there’s a video: