Media Release 14 February 2023

Buller District Council is close to completing the crucial investigation and design work ahead of construction of stormwater improvements for the Coates Street area in Westport.

This betterment work is part of a wider $17.1m programme of infrastructure repairs funded by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The betterment improvement to the stormwater system is intended to minimise stormwater accumulating in the Coates Street area. Site investigations have taken place and a concept plan has been designed. The next stage is to verify the flow and extent of the stormwater catchment to confirm the proposed concept plan. Once these are finalised the construction phase of the project will occur in two stages.

Read the full media release on the Buller District Council website

You can also get updates on NEMA funded programme of essential repairs on this website under About Us, Essential Infrastructure RepairsĀ