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Jim Cooke Park Stopbank Reconstruction

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Jim Cooke Park Stopbank Reconstruction

Updated 15 December 2016 11:19am

We plan to reconstruct the Jim Cooke Park stopbank between 236 Te Moana Road and 75 Nimmo Avenue East to better protect the community from major flooding from the Waikanae River.

We've worked with the community to build understanding of what we are trying to achieve and to hear its views on issues of importance to them. So far we've distributed newsletters, held a public open day, publicised our proposals via the news media, spoken directly to people affected by our proposals and invited people to make comment on them via the Greater Wellington Regional Council website.  

The initial informal consultation managed by Greater Wellington Regional Council's Floood Protection unit concluded in late 2014. Applications for resource consents have been lodged with Kapiti Coast District Council and the Environmental Regulation service of Greater Wellington Regional Council and publicly notified. A period of formal consultation will ensue.  

Relevant documents

To recap on the issues facing Waikanae River community, please review the following documents:

 

 

Description

Newsletter 1

Newsletter one was distributed in February 2014. It provides some background to the project and information on public consultation.

Newsletter 2, including feedback form

Newsletter two identifies the benefits and key issues for the stopbank reconstruction project, and includes a pre-paid feedback form in which you can provide your views about the project.

Newsletter 3

Newsletter three summarises feedback from consultation and looks at the next steps in the re-construction of the stopbank.

Newsletter 4 

Newsletter four shows the favoured option to be submitted for consent.

Newsletter 5

Newsletter five updates the Waikanae community on our major flood protection activity on the Waikanae River since March 2015.

Newsletter 6

Newsletter six lets the community know that work is set to begin in January 2017 and provides details about the planting programme that will follow and reinstating the playing grounds.

Option 1 plans

Plans of a proposed standard earth stopbank for the whole length.

Option 1 sections

Cross sections of a proposed standard earth stopbank for the whole length.

Option 2 plans

Plans of proposed standard earth stopbanks along two lengths and of retaining walls (instead of standard earth stopbanks) adjacent to the Jim Cooke Park playing fields and at the eastern end through area planted with trees.

Option 2 sections

Cross sections of proposed standard earth stopbanks along two lengths and of retaining walls (instead of standard earth stopbanks) adjacent to the Jim Cooke Park playing fields and at the eastern end through area planted with trees.

Option 1 typical section at Jim Cook Park

Typical cross section of the standard stopbank and floodwall options at the Jim Cooke Park Playing fields and at the eastern end through area planted with trees.

Option 2 typical section at Jim Cook Park and Options 1 & 2 sections at XS 85, 99 & 104

 

Option 3 typical section at Jim Cooke Park

Option 3 Plan

Option three sections – section of a proposed standard earth stopbank for the whole length including an ‘amenity strip,’ a green strip in which trees will be retained between the stopbank and the boundary.

Option three plans – plans of a proposed standard earth stopbank for the whole length including an ‘amenity strip,’ a green strip in which trees will be retained between the stopbank and the boundary.

Feasibility report

A report providing an assessment of the practical options available for upgrading the stopbanks in the Jim Cooke Park vicinity to meet the one in 100 year flood including predicted climate change.

Ecological Assessment Report

 

Waikanae River Environmental Strategy

The Waikanae River Environmental Strategy was produced in 1999, and has now been updated. The Strategy includes an agreed vision and objectives to support co-ordinated management of the river and identifies opportunities to enhance the river environment.