WFC Scheme

Waipaoa River Flood Control Scheme

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.

Project status

Tender awarded to local company Earthworks Solutions for stage one of the stopbank improvements.

February - April 2019: Construction on first section of eastern stopbank (approx between Ford and Ferry roads).

Summer 2019/20: Construction from Waipaoa river mouth working upstream along the eastern stopbank (5-8km per summer ongoing).

2031: Project completed and scheme fully operational.  

Total project cost estimate - $32-35 million over 15 years 

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What we're doing

About the project and project timeline.

WFC Scheme Abstract

Frequently asked questions

About the flood control project work

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