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Written by NRC press release, Scoop   
Thursday, 28 May 2009

Residents of some of Northland’s most flood-prone communities are being invited to meet with local authorities to update existing knowledge about - and help find possible solutions to – flooding issues.

The Northland Regional Council will from late June hold a dozen meetings around the region as part of the first round of public consultation for its ‘Priority Rivers Flood Risk Reduction Project’. their simplest, flood risk reduction options could range from changes in local authority planning processes to prevent development which could increase risks in flood-prone areas.

Bruce Howse, the Council’s Land/Rivers Senior Programme Manager, says the project has initially identified 27 catchments around Northland as priorities for flood risk planning, all but a few in the Far North District.

“These 27 have been prioritised because of the potential threats the rivers and streams in them pose to lives, buildings, road access, infrastructure and agriculture. We’re proposing to work with affected communities to prioritise and develop tailor-made plans to reduce flood risks over the next several years.”

Mr Howse says one of the first parts of that process will see a series of 12 public meetings held around the region from 29 June to 14 July.

People wanting to know more about the project can visit the Council’s website - Priority Rivers.

Local meeting:
Ngunguru; Tuesday 14 July, 6pm, Ngunguru Memorial Hall.

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