Ngongotahā Action Plan - April 2020 update

14 Apr 2020

Reflecting on 2019

A new project report has been released, which provides a snap shot of work carried out over the last year associated with the Ngongotahā Action Plan. This report can be accessed here:
Ngongotahā Action Plan: A year in review (Jan - Dec 2019)

A large number of actions have been achieved and/or are ongoing (in green to the right). A number of actions are still in progress, although running behind schedule (in red to the right). These actions, discussed further overleaf, relate to:

A large number of actions have been achieved and/or are ongoing (in green to the right). A number of actions are still in progress, although running behind schedule (in red to the right).

These actions, discussed further, relate to:

  • Analysis of flood mitigation options and associated engagement with the Ngongotahā Community.
  • Completion of the stream maintenance plan.
  • Establishment of the working group for the Ngongotahā Community Response Plan.
  • Review of the District Plan.
  • Construction of detainment bunds in the upper catchment.

Achievements for 2019 include the:

  • Completion of priority stream repairs from the April 2018 flood and removal of 30 large and at-risk trees from the upper catchment.
  • Establishment of the Ngongotahā Community Reference Group (CRG) to guide the dual-Council project team, particularly in relation to potential flood mitigation options and community engagement.
  • Successful operation of dual-Council teams, particularly in relation to RMA planning; engineering options as well as communication and engagement.
  • Completion of a number of actions which have resulted in improved internal processes and working relationship between the two Councils.

Overall the project team has worked hard to complete, or at least progress the actions to address the matters within the independent review panel report.

The focus for 2020 is the completion of the ‘in progress’ actions, in particular, the analysis of, and engagement on, the flood mitigation options for Ngongotahā. Showing ‘real’ progress in terms of flood mitigation for the affected residents will be crucial this year.

Categories: April 2020
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