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

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news