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Published: 2006-03-16 00:00:00

Environment Waikato is holding an information day next week on its proposed Te Puru, Waiomu and Pohue flood protection works.

The information day will be held on Saturday, March 25 at the Te Puru Bowling Club. Te Puru residents and ratepayers are encouraged to drop in from 10am-1pm, and Waiomu and Pohue residents and ratepayers from 2pm-5pm.

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 the Hauraki Maori Trust Board. They include rock protection, stream bank stabilisation and stopbanking works that will reduce the risk of flooding in these communities.

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.

“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 Te Puru, Waiomu and Pohue 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 –