Waikanae River Floodplain Management PlanSearch in document library
A major flood in the Waikanae River could cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property and community assets in the Waikanae area. The social and psychological costs, although difficult to quantify, add considerably to the devastating effect of such an event.
The Waikanae Floodplain Management Plan is the result of six years of work by the Waikanae River Communities, Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai, the Wellington Regional Council and the Kapiti Coast District Council. Essentially the Plan provides a blueprint for management of the river and floodplain over the next 40 years.