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Strengthening our defences

Te Awa Kairangi Hutt River is one of the region’s greatest assets. It is also one of its greatest risks due to flooding potential.

RiverLink’s flood protection work, delivered by Greater Wellington Regional Council, is expected to safeguard residents from large flood events that could affect up to 3,000 homes, five schools and 600 businesses, with the potential to cause an estimated $1.1 billion worth of damage across the community.

Recent flooding events across New Zealand show the need for investment in flood protection infrastructure, and the devastating consequences for unprepared communities.