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Strengthening our defences

Te Awa Kairangi / Hutt River is one of the region’s greatest assets. It is also one of its greatest risks due to flooding potential. River works are an integral part of Te Awa Kairangi project. We are focused on saving lives and property from a one in a 440 year flooding event that has a 23% chance of happening in the next 100 years. 

Te Awa Kairangi project flood protection work, is expected to safeguard residents from large flood events that could affect up to 3,000 homes, five schools and 600 businesses, with the potential to cause an estimated $1.1 billion worth of damage across the community. During construction, the flood security of Te Awa Kairangi ki Tai - Lower Hutt will be a key element.

Recent flooding events across New Zealand has demonstrated the need for investment in flood protection infrastructure, and the devastating consequences for unprepared communities.