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Funding boost for Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme

4 Aug 2020

Funding boost for Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme

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Council has been awarded $7.5million in Government funding to co-invest in the Waipaoa Flood Control Scheme. The funding will create 20 new jobs locally for the construction of stopbanks along Waipaoa River to protect valuable horticulture land.

“As a region, we are known for growing great food and we need to  protect our fertile soils. Investment in flood control will help our region adapt and build resilience against the effects of climate change, by managing the higher magnitude and more frequent flood events we are experiencing,” says Mayor Rehette Stoltz.

“This project will create 20 jobs, with work due to commence before the end of October. The co-investment will also continue to support our regional recovery from the effects of Covid-19.”