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

 

IA offers further $11.6m to Create Healthy Harbour

IA offers further $11.6 million to Create Healthy Harbour

Statement made by John Robertson, Chairman, Infrastructure Auckland

Infrastructure Auckland (IA) today announced it is offering a further $11.6 million in stormwater grants across the region. Improvements to Auckland’s stormwater system are essential if we are to avoid a “dying lakes” scenario right here in Auckland.

Contaminants, ranging from car exhaust and brake pad particles to silt, fertilisers and litter are being washed into Auckland’s streams, estuaries and harbours with every passing shower. In some of Auckland’s estuaries, levels of contaminants have reached internationally recognised limits for the protection of aquatic life. In others these levels have been exceeded.

Today’s grants are being offered to Waitakere City Council ($7.3 million), Papakura District Council ($2.9 million), Franklin District Council ($1.3 million) and North Shore City Council ($93K). Kaipatiki Stream Ecological Restoration Trust is to be offered a grant of $60,000 and last month the West End Rowing Club was offered a grant of $22,000.

The projects include a range of initiatives from constructing stormwater ponds in Papakura and riparian planting that will naturally filter stormwater, to the installation of raintanks in Glenfield that will divert and store stormwater onto grass, gardens or into the waste water network.

IA has to date approved grants totaling $39 million to 64 stormwater projects across the region. It has a notional allocation for stormwater projects of $150 million.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Fair Pay Agreements Should Be Embraced

Are Fair Pay Agreements (FPAs) truly the work of the devil? Given the vehement response to them last week by (a) employer groups and (b) by their parliamentary friends on the extreme right, you could be forgiven for thinking these FPA things will mean curtains for commerce as we’ve known it for the past 30 years. Believe me, they won’t. Less excitable types will regard FPAs as heralding only a mild shift towards a more centralised form of bargaining over wages and conditions, much akin to what other successful economies (eg Germany) have recognised for decades... More>>

 

Government: Further Action Against Gang Crime

The Government will make it illegal for high risk people to own firearms by introducing Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPOs) that will strengthen action already taken to combat the influence of gangs and organised crime to help keep New Zealanders and their ... More>>

ALSO:

Maori Party: Whakatōhea High Court Decision

“We applaud the Whakatōhea High Court case that has now set a precedent for Māori rights and interest in their foreshore and seabed. It’s an outstanding decision because the Court recognises all reclaimed lands with significant and boating traffic” ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Speech To Lower North Island Regional Conference

Good morning, delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking to you all here today as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge National Party President Peter Goodfellow, my fellow board members, my lower North Island colleagues and all of ... More>>

PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels