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Stopbank maintenance programme

Without stopbanks, large areas of our region, including the north Waikato and Hauraki Plains, would be under water for months at a time.

Most of the Waikato Regional Council’s 620 km of stopbanks are in the Waihou-Piako and Lower Waikato zones. These two zone schemes were developed in the 1960s and many stopbanks are now more than 50 years old.

In the 2012-2022 Long Term Plan (LTP), council budgeted $22 million over 10 years for maintenance works on stopbanks in these two zones on a priority basis.

A more detailed works programme has been developed since the LTP was adopted, with the upgrade of high priority stopbanks planned for the next three years. The details of the maintenance work we plan to carry out in your area, and the associated costs, are outlined in the information below. You can download and view newsletters and individual location maps.

If you would like to give us some feedback on our proposed works programme, download and complete this feedback form and return it to us by Friday 12 April 2013. The feedback you give us will be considered during deliberations on our council’s 2013/14 Draft Annual Plan.

Lower Waikato zone Waihou-Piako zone
Full booklet (12 mb)  
Map 1 (1 mb) Waihou map 1 (780 kb)
Map 2 (827 kb) Waihou map 2 (817 kb)
Map 3 (907 kb) Waihou map 3 (750 kb)
Map 4 (998 kb) Waihou map 4 (723 kb)
Map 5 (861 kb) Waihou map 5 (774 kb)
Map 6 (865 kb) Waihou map 6 (807 kb)
Map 7 (926 kb) Piako map 1 (729 kb)
Map 8 (819 kb) Piako map 2 (959 kb)
Map 9 (876 kb) Piako map 3 (873 kb)
Map 10 (887 kb) Piako map 4 (949 kb)
Map 11 (902 kb) Piako map 5 (927 kb)
Map 12 (997 kb)  
Map 13 (865 kb)  
Map 14 (940 kb)  
Map 15 (814 kb)  
Map 16  (804 kb)  




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