The Te Käuru Upper Ruamahanga Floodplain Management Plan Information Day
Over two hundred people called in to a Te Käuru Upper Ruamahanga Flood Hazard Information Day at Masterton Town Hall recently.
Affected residents had been notified of increased flood risk to their property should a very large, 1 in 100 year flood, occur in the upper Ruamahanga Valley.
Discussion at the event ranged around: flood warning, potential impact on property prices and insurance, property development and how the community could manage flood risks.
“We were pleased with the number of people wanting to learn more, but particularly pleased with the quality of the discussions we shared,” said GWRC Councillor Gary McPhee. “Some people wanted to discuss details about their property, but many were interested to hear how the information would inform a long-term solution to manage flood hazard locally.”
The Te Käuru Upper Ruamahanga Floodplain Management Plan Subcommittee will meet Tuesday, 7 October, to discuss the scope of flood protection opportunities available. The wider community will be consulted as a plan is developed over the next eighteen months.
GWRC is trialling a publically accessible online map viewer. Go to: www.mapping.gw.govt.nz/GW/URFMP/ to see an electronic map of the Upper Ruamahanga flood hazard area.
For more information look at www.gw.govt.nz, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 06 378 2484 or 0800 496 734 to make an appointment with a GWRC Flood Protection Officer.