Extreme weather costs CHB
Extreme weather was highlighted in Central Hawke’s Bay District Council recently approved Annual Report 2017/18.
The weather that hit in March and June, and the repairs and remedial work afterwards have had a big impact on the district.
“Slips, river erosion and road damage cost the district an additional $2.3 million this year, which was offset by subsidies from the NZ Transport Agency,” says chief executive Monique Davidson. “We completed the installation of the Pukeora Hill Ultraviolet Treatment plant improving drinking water quality.
“Following project THRIVE, we launched #thebigwaterstory expo as part of the Draft Long Term Plan to check in with the community on water priorities.
“Council adopted its first Community Well-being Strategy and four action plans to guide the social and economic wellbeing of the Central Hawke’s Bay community.”
The Annual Report is on the council’s website www.chbdc.govt.nz