15th May 2023
Government announces cyclone recovery package to build protection for the future
- Initial $100 million flood protection funding
- More on-farm support for the safety and wellbeing of people and stock
- Employment schemes to retrain workers facing volatile jobs market
- More support for food banks and ongoing clean-up effort
The Budget 2023 Flood and Cyclone recovery package will boost resilience against future extreme weather events with an investment of $100 million in flood protection.
Regions affected by the recent North Island extreme weather events will be able to apply for funding from an initial $100 million in Budget 2023 for local solutions to keep them safe from future floods.
“Flooding and debris has destroyed homes and businesses, cut off communities and caused widespread damage, particularly to industries like horticulture,” Kieran McAnulty said.
“We’ve also seen floodbanks protect communities from devastation. For example the Taradale stopbank, which was strengthened ahead of Gabrielle through the Government’s infrastructure programme, held during the Cyclone. Read more here.