Hauarahi Stream

We need to talk about reducing the impact of flooding in Kaiaua

We’ve considered your feedback in our finalised work plan to help reduce the impact of flooding in Kaiaua by improving the flow of the Hauarahi stream.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts | Ngā manaakitanga mō ōu Koutou whakaaro

We heard that you’re keen for the work to go ahead as soon as possible.

  • We’ll crank up the digger and get stuck in as soon as the weather clears and the ground dries out.
  • The work will be done over a two year period and include rock protection of high erosion areas as well as stream clearing and blockage removal.
  • We’ll continue to work closely with the Waikato Regional Council and you as work progresses.
  • It’s important to remember that this work will help manage the effects of storm water, but it won’t prevent flooding altogether, or address coastal hazards.

We heard that there is no clear preference about the period over which the targeted rate should be implemented to recover the investment.

  • About half of you are in favour of a ten year targeted rate to recover the investment, while the other half would prefer to spread it over five years.
  • We’ve decided to recover the investment over five years.
  • We think it’s better to pay if off quickly, so it’s not hanging over us and we can move forward on to other projects that may crop up.
  • The area for the increased rate includes about 150 properties that will benefit most from the work, which is most of Kaiaua township.
  • To recover the rates over five years will result in an average annual rates increase of approximately $130.
  • However, there will be no rates increase until 1 July 2020.

Read the documents | Pānui ngā tuhinga

Our proposal in a nutshell PDF document (pdf, 436KB)

Map of proposed works (jpg, 351KB)

Map of area of benefit (jpg, 88KB)

Summary of feedback to Council PDF document (pdf, 422KB)