Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

ACC to spend $66.9 million on stormwater


NEWS RELEASE

11 June 2001


Auckland City Council to spend $66.9 million on stormwater improvements

Auckland City has allocated $66.9 million in improvements to the city’s stormwater system over the coming three years.

Councillor Doug Astley, chairperson of the City Works Committee, said he was very pleased to report new spending.

“Auckland City is getting on with the huge job of solving the city’s stormwater problems,” Councillor Astley said.

“This increase in expenditure is very significant and will help the city overcome some of these problems and manage the system well into the future.”

In addition, $1.956 million in grants has been allocated from Infrastructure Auckland for next financial year.

Major works in recent years have concentrated on improving the capacity and quality of stormwater reticulation in the downtown CBD, Orakei Basin and prioritising some other flood-prone areas, such as Avondale and Ellerslie.

“The worst problems are with combined wastewater and stormwater pipes, the usual method of construction before the 1940s,” Councillor Astley said.

The Council estimates that there are currently almost $150 million of deferred renewals for the stormwater system.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:
- Councillor Doug Astley, tel: 620 4923 or 025 2970 494.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Welfare Stats: Rise In Hardship Numbers Shows Income Inadequacy

The latest Ministry of Social Development quarterly report show that a record number of people have received hardship assistance from work and income, with an additional 40,000 hardship payments made between September and December 2018, compared to the previous quarter of the same year...

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Government to increase baseline benefits to stop record numbers of people requiring hardship assistance to meet the basic costs of living. More>>

 

DHBs "Prepared": Junior Doctors Strike Tuesday, Wednesday

The needs of acute patients will be met during tomorrow's junior doctor strike, a DHB spokesperson says... Almost 3000 junior doctors are expected to walk off the job, which will affect all DHBs apart from West Coast District Health Board. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On MBIE’s Social Media Scam

Given the ambit of MBIE’s work, almost any form of social activity could qualify as being part of MBIE’s brief, so the privacy threats posed by this training programme are extensive. The current oversight safeguards seem threadbare to non-existent. More>>

ALSO:

JusTrade: New Campaign For A 21th Century Trade Agenda

‘Critique is no longer enough. If anything is to really change, we need to step away from the existing framework and take a first-principles approach to rethinking what will work for the 21st century.’ More>>

Earlier:

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark Are The Tip Of The Iceberg

How can we tell where and how any lines are being drawn? Oversight is not exactly robust. If it were, Thompson + Clark would have been out of contention for state security work ten years ago. More>>

Trainers: Taratahi Institute of Agriculture In Interim Liquidation

Taratahi employ 250 staff and this year has provided education to over 2500 students. Taratahi owns and manages 8 farms throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Report: Complaints About Deputy Commissioner Wallace Haumaha

The Authority has found that DC Haumaha acted improperly by approaching staff and others to provide information to support him to refute the allegations about his 2016 conduct, or solicited other staff to do so on his behalf... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels