The Council requested an independent review of the infrastructure and the circumstances that led to the breach of a flood wall and associated flooding through the town of Edgecumbe on 6 April 2017.
It is a technical review that is focused on the Regional Council’s responsibilities – the operation of the Rangitāiki River Scheme assets, including design, engineering, maintenance and management and the implementation of the flood management role that BOPRC delivered during the ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie event up until the breach, and in response to that breach.
Read the Terms of Reference for the independent Review here.
Read more about the Panel members here.
Initial expectations were for a Report from the Panel at the end of July, but given the volume and technical nature of the information required, the Panel required more time. Read more about the time extension.
Council received the Report on 18 September 2017 and it was presented to Council on 3 October 2017. Council accepted the report and agreed to make it publicly available.