Porirua City Council are running a coastal hazard seminar series to provide information about the coastal hazards and provide opportunity for the community to discuss the work in more detail with coastal hazards experts as well as Council staff. They are keen to talk directly with affected residents, and with other members of the community who have an interest. Through robust research and engagement with the community, they hope to ensure that the District Plan assists in building resilience to our coastal hazards.
Coastal hazards community workshops:
Plimmerton School: Saturday 11 August 10.00am – 12.00pm
St Marks Church Pukerua Bay: Saturday 11 August 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Titahi Bay School: Sunday 12 August 10.00am – 12.00pm
Paremata Boating Club: Sunday 12 August 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Pāuatahanui School: Sunday 12 August 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Local knowledge and views are essential to building a thorough understanding of coastal hazards in Porirua. They are interested in changes anywhere on the Porirua Coast and Harbour. Any information you can provide will be helpful and appreciated including:
• any observed shoreline changes over the last 50-100 years.
• how your property or the local coast been affected by erosion or flooding.
• any old photos, early descriptions, old maps, etc.
• any information on past coastal storms and their impacts (e.g. photos or observations of erosion damage and sea flooding).
• people or groups who may have useful information (e.g. long-term residents, local historians).
For more information please see website – https://poriruacity.govt.nz/your-council/city-planning-and-reporting/district-plan/coastal-hazards/