25 Aug 2023

Aucklanders to have say on $2b plus flood recovery package

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 25 August 2023

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.

Flooding in the suburb of Wesley

Flooding in the suburb of Wesley Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

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.