Kirikiriroa ICMP informal drop-in session
This session will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the project and to tell us about any relevant water-related issues you’re aware of, or concerned about, and how you would like to see the Stream managed in the future. You can drop by at any time during the above period to talk to the project team.
Date: Wednesday 28 March
Time: 4.30 to 6.30pm
Venue: Northgate Community Church (97c Borman Rd)
What is the Kirikiriroa ICMP?
Where is the Kirikiriroa Stream catchment?
Why is the Council preparing the ICMP?
- Promote sustainable management of the environment.
- Help achieve the Vision and Strategy for the Waikato River. (See Schedule 2 of the Waikato-Tainui Raupatu Claims (Waikato River) Settlement Act 2010.)
- Comply with the Council's Comprehensive Stormwater Discharge Consent.
- Help the Council manage its three-waters assets.
What will be in the ICMP?
- Stormwater runoff within the catchment will be managed to control erosion and flooding risk, and maintain, protect or enhance the Kirikiriroa Stream – including its water and sediment quality, aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and indigenous biodiversity.
- The water supply network (pipelines, reservoirs and pumping stations) will be developed to accommodate population growth and ensure the required water volumes and pressure are delivered.
- The wastewater network (pipelines, pumping stations and wet-weather storage tanks) will be developed and managed to accommodate growth and ensure protection of public health, the Kirikiriroa Stream, and the Waikato River.
How will the ICMP affect property owners?
What could the ICMP require me to do?
- Provide more green space.
- Build stormwater treatment devices, for example rain gardens or wetlands which will remove contaminants such as sediment, phosphorus, copper and zinc from stormwater.
- Collect rainfall and re-use it, dispose of it to ground soakage, or release it slowly, so streams don't get overwhelmed.
- Ensure new buildings are constructed above any predicted flood levels.
What else might be in the ICMP?
- Fix or prevent erosion in the Kirikiriroa Stream.
- Enhance habitat by planting trees.
- Extend water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.
How can I find out more about the project?
- Check out the project webpage at hamilton.govt.nz/kirikiriroaicmp, which will be updated periodically.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions you might have or if you'd like to receive project updates.
- Phone the Project Manager, Paul Ryan on 838 6478.