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Ratepayer feedback sought on future of Makara Dam

Environment & Services Committee Media Briefs
5 December 2012

Ratepayer feedback sought on future of Makara Dam

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking ratepayer feedback on options for the future of the Makara Dam.

Investigations have been underway to ensure the continued protection of the Makara Valley and Elsthorpe community from the risk of flooding, after a sinkhole was found in the face of the No. 1 Dam, Kokatewai Road, off Kairakau Road.

Several options have been put forward, including reinstatement of the dam and decommissioning the dam and improving stopbanks.

Today’s Environment & Services Committee recommended Council seek ratepayer feedback on the options through a special consultative process, with a hearing held to consider submissions early next year.
The recommendation will be considered by the full council next Wednesday.

Regional Open Spaces

A Regional Parks Network Plan has been developed to manage all the public recreational open spaces owned or administered by HBRC.

The plan is intended to be an overarching document covering all open spaces, with individual management plans to be developed for each area.

The aim of the plan is to allow HBRC to take a considered approach to the use and development of its open spaces for public recreation and enjoyment.

ENDS

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