Communities hit hard by Auckland's January and February storms will soon have their say on a $2 billion cost-sharing package to repair the damage and help Aucklanders move on with their lives.
The Government will pay just over $1 billion to help repair roads, build flood resilience and meet buy-out costs for 700 homes that are no longer fit to live in.
The Council will match that sum, subject to changes following public consultation.
Mayor Wayne Brown says it's a chance for Aucklanders to move towards a new normal.
Mayor Brown declined to speak with Morning Report.
Auckland Councillor Lotu Fuli who represents the Manukau Ward, spoke to Corin Dann.