Our Road to Recovery


Our Recovery Plan

Our Council has created a plan to guide our recovery from the successive extreme weather events of January and February 2023. 

The primary goals are to restore, repair, build back, enhance resilience, and take care of our communities and their wellbeing.

We’ve got four interrelated work streams that we’ve already been pursuing for some time:

  • Thriving businesses (sustainable)
  • Fit for purpose infrastructure (resilient)
  • Rural and communities support (connected)
  • Our natural environment (enhanced)

The actions to achieve these work streams are set out in the Recovery Plan. They are predominantly geared towards meeting the intermediate needs of all affected communities, such as clean-up, repairing the transport network, reopening tracks and accessways, repairing homes and properties, supporting the wider economy and rural sectors, and providing wellbeing support to those affected.

This plan is a living document and will be adapted in response to the changing needs of our communities and future events. 

Download the plan here

Roadmap to Recovery Milestones

Check out the milestones we've mapped out so far and to come, as we progress the district's recovery.

Roadmap to Recovery Milestones(PDF, 282KB)

Roading recovery and conditions

We are working hard to make sure our roading network is safe and resilient. 

Any emergency local road closures or road conditions are reported on our roading page, social media, and when needed, through our e-mail database

State Highways are managed by Waka Kotahi and updates can be found on their website

Road to recovery news releases

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