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Emergency works

The Provincial Growth Fund is investing in urgent road repairs caused by flooding, rising sea levels and unstable soil types. The repair of these hazardous sites ensures the safety of road users and the continued economic growth of our Tairawhiti region.

Flood repairs

The 2018 Queen's Birthday weekend flood caused significant damage to the road network. The total cost of the recovery project is $26m, co-funded by the NZ Land Transport Safety Fund and the Provincial Growth Fund. 

From over 1000 repair sites, approximately 180 sites remain for repair (May 2020)

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $26m (8% PGF funded) 
Construction period - May 2019 to October 2020
Contractor/Professional services - Downer NZ / GHD 


Kaiinanga Hill

Flood resilience works on Waiomatatini Road near Kaiinanga Hill where the Waiapu River has caused erosion near the road reserve.

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $200k 
Construction period - October - November 2020
Contractor/Professional services - Blackbee / LDE


East Cape Road

This project involves emergency repair works to improve the safety of East Cape Road and protect against rising sea levels.

Rock revetments will be built at multiple locations between Te Araroa township and the 5km mark, as well as localised sealing works.

Project status - in progress

Project budget - $14m
Construction period - May 2020 to June 2021
Contractor/Professional services - various


Tiniroto Road dropout

This project involves works to build a retaining wall at a dropout on Tiniroto Road. 

Project status - Evaluation

Project budget - $500k
Construction period - July to September 2020
Contractor/Professional services - Currie Construction/CPS