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Published: 2006-03-22 00:00:00

Environment Waikato is holding an information day next week on its proposed Graham’s Creek flood protection works.

The information day will be held on Saturday, 1 April at the St John Ambulance rooms in Tairua, from 10am-1pm.

The proposed works are part of the wider Peninsula Project – a joint initiative between Environment Waikato, Thames-Coromandel District Council, the Department of Conservation and Hauraki Maori Trust Board.

The works involve improving the ability of the floodway to hold water and preventing overland flow of water onto properties.

Environment Waikato Peninsula Project manager, Julie Beaufill, said details of the proposed works had been outlined in Environment Waikato’s Draft Long-Term Council Community Plan.

“Submissions are now open so the community can tell us whether or not they support the works,” she said.

“The information day will give residents and ratepayers affected by the proposals an opportunity to get more information before making their submissions.”

A newsletter outlining the proposed works has recently been posted to all Graham’s Creek residents.

People wanting to find out about the other flood protection works Environment Waikato is proposing to undertake on the Coromandel Peninsula should call Environment Waikato’s freephone, 0800 800 401, to obtain a copy of the Draft Long-Term Council Community Plan. Alternatively the documents are available on Environment Waikato’s website.