We give flood hazard advice across the Wellington Region. Our team can help you identify potential flood hazard on your property, and provide advice on developing appropriately in flood hazard areas.
Territorial Authorities also hold information specific to flood hazard. Wellington Water hold stormwater flooding models for areas of Porirua, Wellington and Upper and Lower Hutt. Local district plan rules apply when buying, selling, or developing in a flood hazard area.
View Flood hazard extents for flood models developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council
For detailed advice fill out the form below and one of our Flood Protection engineers will respond to your request.
Territorial Authority Flood Hazard Information
Territorial Authorities also hold information specific to flood hazard. Wellington Water hold stormwater flooding models for Kapiti, Porirua, Wellington and Upper and Lower Hutt. Local district plan rules apply when buying, selling, or developing in a flood hazard area. Links to the appropriate sites are here:
Dial before you dig
If you are going to dig or excavate into the ground please contact Before U dig. This is to make sure your work doesn't become a problem for others.
If you live outside of a Greater Wellington managed scheme you can receive isolated work funding. This funding can be up to 30% of actual cost.
River works warning service
If you are planning works in or near a Greater Wellington waterway, we can keep you informed of flood alarms that could affect your site.
Flood model request
Greater Wellington hold flood models for many of the major waterways across the region. To request this information please fill in this form and email to Flood Protection via firstname.lastname@example.org
Watercourses maintained by Greater Wellington
Responsibilities for watercourses in the Wellington Region are split between Regional and Local Authorities. For more information on roles and responsibilities follow this link.
GW has prepared a number of technical guides to assist in those working in flood and erosion risk management. For more information on technical guidance follow this link.
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