Work to repair the historic Reefton landfill starting next week

Repair work on the river rock wall protecting the historic Reefton landfill will get underway on Monday the 29 May 2023.

The northern bank of the closed Reefton Landfill was scoured away by the Inangahua River during the severe February 2022 weather event, causing waste to be swept away.

Major clean-up and river training works have been ongoing since then, to prepare for this piece of work that looks to shore up the wall to withstand a 1 in a 50-year flood.

You can read the full media release on the Buller District Council website.