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Reducing the impact of flooding in Kaiaua

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Hey, we need to talk about reducing the impact of flooding in Kaiaua

We’ve been working with Waikato Regional Council and the community on some options to help reduce the impact of flooding by improving the flow of the Hauarahi Stream.

About reducing the impact of flooding in Kaiaua  | Ngā kaupapa o te Auahi kore

In major rain events the Hauarahi Stream can rise very quickly and cause flooding in Kaiaua.

We’ve been working with Waikato Regional Council and the community on some options to help reduce the impact of flooding by improving the flow of the Hauarahi stream.

The proposed work will help manage the effects of storm water, but it won’t prevent flooding altogether, or address coastal hazards.

It’s proposed that the cost of the stream work is recovered by a targeted rate over a five or ten-year period.

  • To recover the rates over 10 years would result in an average annual rates increase of approximately $70.
  • To recover the rates over five years would result in an average annual rates increase of approximately $130.

The proposed area for the increased rate includes about 150 properties that would benefit most from the work, which is most of Kaiaua township.

Either way there would 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)