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Update 3: Fox River Clean up

Update 3 – 4 April 2019: Flow of rubbish into river stopped

Rubbish is no longer flowing into the Fox River from the closed Fox Glacier Township Landfill after contractors working there successfully diverted the river today. This has stopped the flow of rubbish into the river. The next step is  to install rock protection to the area. This work provides a short term solution while a longer term plan to secure the site is put in place.

Update: Roads

This is the latest information about the regions roads as of 12.00pm, Wednesday 3 April:

Dorothy Falls Road is still closed Between the Farm and Hans Bay. The Styx River end is open. It is currently accessible but a little rough in places so best suited to 4x4 vehicles until later in the week. Works are being done from today and it should be accessible for normal vehicles by the end of the week.

Milltown Road open only to residents presently but good progress is being made by repair crews.

Clean-up update

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Update on the South Westland clean-up

Following last week’s significant rainfall event, Westland District Council has been undertaking assessments to assets throughout the district. The Council has found significant damage to roads and other assets. One of these being a closed landfill alongside the Fox River. The closed landfill was established in the 1960’s and closed in the early 2000’s.

Road and bridge update

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Update on the local roads and bridges in Westland

This is the current status of the local roads and bridges in Westland following the storm event of last week.

Update on Fox River landfill

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Clean up effort in coastal Westland

Following last week’s significant rainfall event, the legacy landfill site at Fox River has been severely eroded by the river, with the river cutting through approximately 40m of bush, causing rubbish to be taken downstream and north through the northern drift at sea. Litter has been observed along approximately 20km of riverbed and from the Fox River mouth as far north as Okarito as of Saturday.

Historic Rubbish Dump

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Historic Fox River Rubbish Dump

Following this week’s significant rainfall event Westland District Council has been undertaking assessments to assets throughout the district. The Council has found significant damage to roads and other assets.

From these assessments Council has located a historic rubbish dump site beside the Fox River. This site has been severely eroded by the river causing rubbish to be taken downstream and north through the northern drift at sea.

Local Road Updates

Closures (known)

Hans Bay (Dorothy Falls) to Kokatahi Road - shut for repairs – Est. 1 month.

Milltown Road (Lansburgh Bridge) –abutments washed out – Est. 2 weeks

Detour on Arahura Road – Repairs in progress. – expect to be reopened tomorrow.

South Waiho Road being assessed by engineering teams today.

Temporary access road into farm at the “Styx” now in place.

See our Facebook page for pictures: https://www.facebook.com/westlanddistrictcouncil/

Haast Transfer Station

Extended Hours Thursday 28 – Friday 29 March 

 

Haast Landfill is open for business and will be open for extended hours for Thursday and Friday from 12noon to 4pm.
Usual transfer station charges apply, but hold on to your dockets if you wish to seek a reimbursement due to flooding impact.

 

Rapid flood assessments

Council has several staff undertaking rapid flood assessments and quick capture rapid data capture assessments due to the adverse weather. We appreciate your understanding while staff do this essential task.

This information is utilized to update Council and Regional Council databases  regarding areas prone to flooding or other events, and to identify the extent  of property and infrastructure damage in our region following these events .

Recycling / Transfer Stations 27 March 2019

Recycling collection will happen as scheduled today. For those streets that are affected by flooding your collection will be done when the water has subsided in your area.

The Hari Hari Transfer station is closed. 

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