Floodplain Management Planning
Greater Wellington's Flood Protection group works with communities to manage flood risk from the region’s rivers and streams.
Our approach is to understand the processes affecting a river/stream and its floodplain within a wider catchment, and to provide a co-ordinated response through our floodplain management plans (in partnership with the community) to reduce the impact of flooding.
These floodplain management plans are in place:
Work to develop these floodplain management plans is underway:
What is floodplain management planning?
Floodplain management planning is a process that results in a long-term strategy for managing flood risk, helping improve the security and quality of life for present and future generations living on a floodplain. It better prepares communities for coping with a flood when it occurs, and aims to ensure that any future development considers flood risk. A floodplain management plan (FMP) emphasises the need to ‘keep the river away from people’ rather than ‘keep people away from the river’.
The outcome of a floodplain management plan process is a document that guides how the floodplain and catchment should be managed to:
Read a copy of our Guidelines for Floodplain Management Planning.
Contact us for more information.