The Waipaoa River Flood Protection Scheme was originally completed in 1969. The Council approved an upgrade to the Scheme which was adopted in the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan.
This is the Council’s most valuable asset. It protects communities, buildings, Gisborne City and more than 10,000 hectares of fertile floodplain land on the Poverty Bay Flats that supports high yield horticultural uses.
The upgrade works will improve the level of flood protection, providing protection to a 100 year flood event including climate change factors to 2090. Gisborne District Council has engaged TPG to work with landowners and licensees affected by the upgrade.
The upgrade will be undertaken over the next 10 - 15 years. The first two to three years are dedicated to detailed design, obtaining the required consents and securing the required land and access.
TPG has been working with the Council and its project team since 2016. To date, TPG has assisted in providing a Stakeholder Engagement and Communication Framework, land acquisition strategy and option assessment. TPG looks forward to continuing working alongside Gisborne District Council on this regionally significant project.