The Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme involves upgrading the existing Waipaoa stopbanks to cater for a 100-year rain event allowing for climate change effects out to 2090.
To date, 6km of stopbank has been upgraded since construction started in February 2019.
Oct - Dec 2020 - upgrade 2km of stopbanks, eastern side between the Waipaoa rivermouth and the Railway bridge.
Oct 2020 - Feb 2021 - upgrade 4km of stopbank, eastern side between Willow/Dunstan intersection and Waipaoa SH2 Bridge.
Feb 2021 onward - from Waipaoa SH2 Bridge working upstream
2028: Project completed and scheme fully operational.
Total project cost estimate - $32-35 million