New flood risk maps finally out

The Waikato District Council is expected to this week advise the owners of around 920 Tamahere properties of the re-calculated flood risk of their land.

The update and amendment of a study into the drainage patterns of the Tamahere Country Living Zone follows a release of information in July last year that proved very controversial.

“The letters being sent to property owners within the Tamahere Country Living Zone this week is the culmination of what is best described as a challenging process,” Tamahere councillor Wally Hayes told Tamahere Forum.

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Get savvy, council urged

Tamahere Community Committee chairman Dallas Fisher has urged the Waikato District Council to be “commercially savvy” about the controversial Hart Rd homes being built by Chinese developer LV Park.

Hart Rd residents have raised concerns that eight massive houses being built on their road were intended to be used as hostel-type housing for Chinese students.

At its May meeting, the committee heard that the Hart Rd neighborhood group believed issues, including a potential overload of traffic, sewer and stormwater systems should be fully investigated rather than ignored by the council.

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