Ex­treme weather costs CHB

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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

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