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)

Temporary Accommodation (Order in Council 2023)

The severe weather events in early 2023 left a significant number of people displaced from their homes. Many homes across the affected regions have been demolished or will require significant repairs, which means that people need temporary homes. 

This Order in Council (OIC) makes it easier to provide temporary accommodation for anyone displaced from their homes because of the severe weather events. It reclassifies temporary accommodation that breaches certain district plan barriers as a permitted activity under the Resource Management Act 1991. The Order removes barriers such as density standards and the number of dwelling units on a site, which would otherwise require a landowner to obtain a resource consent. 

For more information regarding the Order in Council and Temporary accommodation you can follow the link below to the Ministry for the Environment information page. 

Under the OIC territorial authorities are required to provide information about the temporary accommodation on their internet site to which the public has free access.  
Thames-Coromandel District Council has currently provided acceptance Notice responses for temporary housing at the following locations set out below: 

  • 1007 Kennedy Bay Road, Kennedy Bay
  • 1045 Kennedy Bay Road, Kennedy Bay
  • 1288 Kennedy Bay Road, Kennedy Bay
  • 1402 Kennedy Bay Road, Kennedy Bay
  • 908 Manaia Road, Manaia
  • 964B SH Manaia Road, Manaia
  • 104 Marae Road, Manaia
  • 81 Marae Road, Manaia

Temporary accommodation | Ministry for the Environment 

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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