Repairing our homes and restoring our communities
Repairing flood damaged homes and restoring our community is a key objective. Supporting people in their repairs, finding temporary accommodation for displaced households and looking at future resilience for Westport and Buller are fundamental to the Buller Flood Recovery team.
Temporary and Long-term Housing
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is coordinating and taking registrations for finding suitable temporary accommodation for those individuals and whānau with flood affected properties through the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS). To find out more you can pop down to the community hub in Westport (or call 0800 768 348). You can also go to: www.tas.mbie.govt.nz
Checklist for Flood Affected Dwellings
Please use this guideline to know what council requires from flood-affected homeowners before red and yellow stickers can be removed from homes. Download the checklist for flood affected dwellings here.
Alma Road Temporary Accommodation
The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) is building a 20-house temporary accommodation village on Alma Road in Westport to continue supporting affected residents while they wait to return to the homes or rebuilds. The area is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022. Learn more about the Alma Road temporary accommodation area here.
Alma Road October 2022 update
About Alma Road
Alma Road village is being built by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to support residents in Westport following the flooding event in July 2021. It will enable people to remain in the community while homes are being repaired or rebuilt, or in the case of renters, until they find suitable alternative rental accommodation. The village provides safe, and warm longer-term housing for the flood affected community.
While the first 18 homes will be connected to essential services by the end of October, MBIE’s Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) is working towards these homes being available for occupation from Friday 25 November 2022.
Queen Street Temporary Accommodation
Three new homes in Queen Street in Westport are part of work to provide temporary accommodation for people displaced by the floods.
The two and three bedroom houses are newly constructed and were relocated from Napier.
The properties are owned by the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) and managed by the Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS).
Stafford Street Temporary Accommodation
Five houses on Stafford Street in Westport were donated by Kāinga Ora – homes and communities – to provide temporary accommodation for flood affected residents. They are managed by TAS.
They are all small three bedroom homes constructed in the late 70s/early 80s and relocated from Canterbury.
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