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Chch council to decide on flood repair measures

The Christchurch City Council will decide today whether to sign off remaining funds for short term fixes to the city’s flooding woes.

The Flooding Task Force will present its final report to the council – which incorporates three months of investigation on the causes and solutions.

Close to $11 million dollars worth of work has already started.

Taskforce leader John Mackie says that includes widening waterways and establishing a $6 million Tay Street pump in the Flockton Basin. 

He says they now need the council to sign off the remaining funds to complete the work – before long term solutions are discussed.

“If we get the go-ahead, well the Tay Street we can continue with that.

“We haven’t hit the budget cap at this point but that’ll be completed by November.

“Some of the other early works we can just proceed with, and I’d imagine we’d get most of those across the line by the end of the year.”

– Newstalk ZB


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