Isolated Works and Advice
Greater Wellington Regional Council Flood Protection has an annual budgeted amount for a contribution to river works that fit within the Isolated Works policy. Isolated works are privately owned flood or erosion protection works that are constructed outside areas where Greater Wellington manages community flood protection schemes e.g. outside the urban area for the Mangaroa River. The intent of the contribution is to provide a level of service to areas that are not eligible for rate funded community flood protection schemes. The maximum contribution is set at 30% of the actual cost of an eligible isolated work, and has traditionally been provided on a first in first served basis.
River & Small Stream Erosion Repair Guides
Greater Wellington Regional Council Flood Protection has prepared two booklets to assist rural landowners, GWRC staff and contractors. These booklets are a best practice guide for River & Small Stream Erosion Repair.
Select from the list to the right of this page for the the Guides.
The techniques and plans contained in the Guide have been prepared and included on the basis of the information accumulated by GWRC and the experience of GWRC staff over many years in undertaking and supervising repair work. This is made available to offer assistance to rural landowners who experience erosion and are considering whether or not to undertake repairs. The guidelines and plans have been compiled to
deal with common or standard situations. Landowners are cautioned against using the guidelines and plans in circumstances which may not be common or standard and are advised to seek professional assistance if in doubt or where there has been significant erosion. While GWRC has endeavoured to ensure the guidelines and plans are a fair statement of the best practice derived from experience, it cannot assume responsibility to any third party for the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information or plans contained in this Guide or of the applicability of either to any particular circumstances.
GWRC and other agencies involved in the preparation of this plan assume no responsibility as to the reliability, accuracy or completeness of the information shown or for any interpretation or action taken by any agency or individual in relation to information provided on this plan. This plan has been prepared to offer assistance to rural landowners, the landowner is under no obligation to carry out these works. In areas of significant erosion, detailed engineering design / investigation may be required. The landowner will need to contact the necessary authorities and service providers for building consent /resource consent (if applicable) prior to any work being carried out. Please note there is always a risk of works being outflanked or destroyed in a flood. See also caution on cover sheet