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

 


Community flood meetings commence as mitigation work goes on

21 May 2014

Community flood meetings commence as mitigation work continues

Community meetings in flood affected areas start tonight, with Little River residents able to learn more about proposed mitigation measures.

Throughout the next week engineers from the 18-strong Mayoral Taskforce for Flooding will front community meetings throughout the city, giving residents an opportunity to feedback and ask questions on the flood protection measures planned for their area.

The Taskforce’s technical report, released last week, contains detailed area reports and flood mitigation measures specific to the relevant catchment areas. The technical report including appendices A and B, can be viewed on the Council website at www.ccc.govt.nz/floodmitigation

Click here for further information on the community meetings, including dates, times and venues.

The Flooding Taskforce has divided into eight teams:
• pumping
• bridging
• house wrapping
• strengthening communities
• dredging
• Council resolutions
• local area schemes
• maintenance.

Each team is focused on developing its own scope and a team approach to determine the costs and programmes of their activity.

Work has started on developing local area solutions in more detail, many of which will use a combination of mitigation activities.

Rates remission
A report recommending 100 per cent rates remission for the most heavily affected flood properties will be discussed at tomorrow’s Council meeting. The report starts on page 263 of the agenda.

Further information will be made available following the Council’s decision.

Work currently underway:

Channel widening / bank modification – Dudley Creek
Channel widening at Banks Avenue is progressing well. A Council arborist has been on site to advise on best practice for working around mature trees. The current team will begin widening Dudley Creek opposite 70 Banks Avenue from Wednesday 21 May. Another crew will start work along Banks Avenue before Friday.

Sediment removal – Dudley Creek
Sediment removal is continuing in the top section of Dudley Creek. The crew is at the end of Julius Terrace today and will move into Stapleton’s Road tomorrow.

Work completed this week:

Sediment removal – Dudley Creek
Approximately 300 millimetres depth of sediment has been removed from the channel through Julius Terrace.

An estimated 100 cubic metres of sediment has been removed so far, excavated from the creek bank downstream of the Hills/Shirley shops to Chancellor Street. This will allow for a faster flow within the creek.

Surveying – Shirley
The Council’s survey team has completed site work at the properties assessed as a priority for widening/maintenance. Schemes are being drawn up for the Council property team to discuss with impacted owners.

Ongoing work:
Council staff and contractors are continuing to speak with local residents on the extent of the work planned in the Dudley Creek area.

Targeted information database
The Taskforce is continuing to update its contact information database for all affected residents in the identified flood-prone areas. Once complete, this will allow the Council to relay up-to-date information to residents about flood mitigation work in each area, weather updates, temporary traffic management plans and other associated details.

To be included on the database, residents can forward their contact details to the Council by email at floodmitigation@ccc.govt.nz. They can also call the Customer Call Centre on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 and leave their contact information with a member of staff.

For further information on flood mitigation work, residents can call the Customer Call Centre on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169 or email queries to floodmitigation@ccc.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Russel Norman To Stand Down As Co-Leader

Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman has announced today that he will stand down as leader at the party’s Annual General Meeting in May. Dr Norman will remain as Co-leader and retain his finance and climate change portfolios until the AGM.

“After nearly a decade as Co-leader, now is a good time to find a new challenge for myself, and to spend more time with my family” said Dr Norman.

“This is my ninth year as Co-leader and I think it’s time for a change. Now is a good time for new leadership for the Party. My replacement will start from a strengthened base and will have a full parliamentary term to establish himself in the role and take the Greens into government in 2017." More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus

If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point… More>>

ALSO:

More Rent Assistance, Less State-Owned Housing: John Key Speech - Next Steps In Social Housing

"We are going to ensure that more people get into social housing over the next three years, whether that is run by Housing New Zealand or a community provider. The social housing budget provides for around 62,000 income-related rent subsidies a year. We are committed to increasing that to around 65,000 subsidies by 2017/18, which will cost an extra $40 million a year." More>>

ALSO:

The Future Of Work: Andrew Little - State Of The Nation 2015

In 2005 when I led the EPMU we worked together with Air New Zealand to find a way to keep engineering jobs that were heading overseas. A lot of these workers were people I’d known for years and they were facing not just losing their jobs but not being able to find the kind of work they do without going overseas. A lot of people were facing personal and financial upheaval.... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Sabin Case, The Pressures On Greece And (Songs About) Coyotes

Mike Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee. Yet reportedly, he is being investigated by the Police over an assault complaint... However, the PM will not comment on any aspect of the story. More>>

ALSO:

Houses, ISIS, King (& Catton): PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference

The Prime Minister met with reporters to discuss: • Social housing, the Auckland housing market • The prospect of joining international forces to combat ISIS • David Bain’s compensation • The lowering of the flag for the King of Saudi Arabia's death ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Tomorrow’s Speeches By John Key And Andrew Little

The Key government has already kicked off the political year on a stridently ideological note, with Environment Minister Nick Smith choosing to lay all manner of sins at the door of the RMA. Tomorrow, the government will wheeling out its best salesman – Prime Minister John Key – to sell its plans for state housing… . More>>

ALSO:

Transport: Auckland Looks To Light Rail

The Board of Auckland Transport has called for an investigation into a light rail network, which could relieve traffic congestion on some of the region’s busiest roads. This stems from work in 2012 (the City Centre Future Access study) which responded to a government request to develop a robust and achievable solution for access to the CBD. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news