Why has upgrading the flood protection taken so long?

The initial plan for upgrading flood protection between Ewen and Kennedy Good Bridges, was expanded to include Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's Melling transport improvements, and Hutt City Council's 'Making Places Urban Development Plan'.  It also included extensive property purchase which started in late 2015. As a result, it's required a lot more work - extensive engagement with the community and RiverLink partners (which includes Taranaki Whānui and Ngāti Toa) to get it all right. 

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
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