The Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme involves upgrading the existing Waipaoa stopbanks to cater for a 100-year rain event allowing for climate change effects out to 2090.
Tender awarded to local company Earthworks Solutions for stage one of the stopbank improvements.
February - April 2019: Construction on first section of eastern stopbank (approx between Ford and Ferry roads).
Summer 2019/20: Construction from Waipaoa river mouth working upstream along the eastern stopbank (5-8km per summer ongoing).
2031: Project completed and scheme fully operational.
Total project cost estimate - $32-35 million over 15 years