Westport 2100 Working Group
How do we manage the natural hazards facing the Westport community? What do we need to do as we look towards the future?
It’s a fact that our community will be more at risk from hazards in the future.
Over the past eight months, the Westport 2100 Working Group has been meeting monthly to work through the information on the various hazards facing our community to determine how to manage these. There is no one answer, or straightforward approach, to deal with these issues.
The purpose of the Working Group is to engage with the Westport community and work together, with the Councils, to identify a pathway forward for the town for the benefit of future generations. The project has a long term focus and will result in recommendations to both the Buller District Council and West Coast Regional Council for future work programmes for emergency management, hydrology and operations.
We need to do the work now to prepare over time for that future.
The Working Group have identified 32 recommendations to take to the Buller District Council and West Coast Regional Council to progress actions to improve the resilience of the wider Westport community. The recommendations proposed are outlined in full in the Report to Council below. A summary of the proposals and background information is included in the Westport 2100 Community Information Sheet.
How do I find out more?
For more information on the work the Westport 2100 Group has been doing, check out the Report and Information Sheet below, or talk to Chris Coll, Chair of the Westport 2100 Group. Other community and current and former council members on the Group are also available to talk to.
The Westport 2100 Working Group Members are:
|Chris Coll (Chair)||Community Member|
|Clr Neal Clementson||West Coast Regional Council|
|Clr Terry Archer||West Coast Regional Council|
|Clr Phil Rutherford (Standing in for Clr Sharon Roche)||Buller District Council|
|Clr Shayne Barry||Buller District Council|
|Phil Wheble||West Coast District Health Board|
|Ned Tauwhare||Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae|
|Colin Hey||New Zealand Transport Agency|
|Grant Weston||Community Member|
|Jodi Murray||Community Member|
|Dan Moloney||Community Member|
|Simon Hoodhills||Community Member|
Stood down due to relocation:
Mark Stephens - Community Member