Waitara stormwater issues

NPDC is working alongside mana whenua and Waitara residents and businesses to reduce the likelihood of flooding in the town and mitigate negative effects from stormwater on the environment.

Status: Closed
Consultation closed: 5pm on Friday 1 December

We want to hear from you about the issues you have experienced with the stormwater network as well as pinpointing the areas that flood. We also want to look at the role natural and built environments play in causing or mitigating flooding issues.

It’s important we gather all the relevant information and consider all the options for addressing the issues, so we’re taking a holistic approach to the project by looking at historical data, matauranga Māori (knowledge) and kaitiakitanga principles as part of our research.

The public feedback will help us draft a Waitara Stormwater Catchment Management Plan, which will identify areas where there are flooding issues and their potential solutions.

How you can help

Your knowledge of your town and how heavy rainfall impacts your neighbourhood is invaluable. We want to hear from Waitara residents and businesses about your experiences with flooding and stormwater issues over the years.

We also want to hear about how you interact with local waterbodies, whether it’s food-gathering or rowing or something else.

It’s easy to share your stories with us. Click on the survey link below and fill in the details about what you’ve seen or experienced. You can also load a relevant photo and pinpoint locations on the map as part of your feedback. Thank you for being part of this information gathering phase!

What happens next

All of the information that we gather as part of our research, including this input from the public, will help us draft a Waitara Stormwater Catchment Management Plan. In mid-2024 we will talk directly with those whose properties are at risk of flooding, followed by information-sharing with the wider public.