Ngongotahā Community Reference Group
As part of this project a Community Reference Group has been formed to assist both councils to collaborate and effectively connect with the affected community and iwi, and to ultimately ensure that any action plan options chosen, are balanced, practical, affordable, deliver the risk reduction that the local people need and don't create new issues or flooding
The Community Reference Group will perform and support the following:
- Filter/narrow down the flood reduction/mitigation options that are realistic, pragmatic, appropriate and acceptable to the Ngongotahā catchment community
- Assist interpreting and communicating flood modelling and mitigation options so they are understandable to the wider public
- Being a conduit for BOPRC & RLC to connect with the wider community
- Assisting in engagement with the wider community on the proposed programme of works and help in seeking wider community input
More information on the Community Reference Group and the role here.