Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has today announced the funding Westport is to receive to protect it against floods.

Funding of $22.9 million will support:

Protecting the Westport urban area from flooding through structural flood protection

  • Avoiding future flood risk, by supporting the councils to strengthen planning provisions
  • Enhancing activities to build the resilience of exposed property or neighbourhoods, and an increase in civil defence and emergency management capability
  • Relocating growth away from flood risk by facilitating development and growth in lower-risk areas

See the media release here.