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Westport Flood Resilience FAQs
Q&A on Westport Flood Resilience Options
Kawatiri Business case – Project background
The Kawatiri Business Case that was developed in partnership by Buller District Council, West Coast Regional Council and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae. The business case requests co-investment from the Central Government for future flood resilience measures.
The business case was considered and endorsed in June 2022 by the West Coast Regional Council, Buller District Council, and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae seeking co- investment from central government for $45M of the overall spend.
The business case outlines a mix of protect, avoid, adapt and retreat options and priorities, the full range of solutions that are needed to make Westport more resilient to future floods, both now and in the future. This is known as the P.A.R.A. framework.
For more information see:
- Full version on the Kawatiri Business Case (PDF 4.32MB)
- Questions and answers on the Kawatiri Business Case: QA on Westport Flood Resilience Options
- Council’s video playlist with river modelling expert Matt Gardner.