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Greening grant for Hōteo River project

Published: Tue 8 Aug 2017 07:37 PM
Greening grant for Hōteo River project
Today it was announced that Auckland Council will receive over $1 million to support the Hōteo Sediment Reduction Project.
The grant comes from the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund, which looks to support and improve the management of New Zealand’s lakes, rivers, streams, groundwater and wetlands.
Mayor Phil Goff says: “This funding will support Auckland Council’s efforts such as my Million Trees Programme to protect and improve the freshwater environment across our region.
“It’s important Aucklanders are able to enjoy our region’s fresh waterways and we’re pleased the government is working alongside us to improve the quality of our water.”
The Hōteo River is the second biggest contributor of sediment to the Kaipara Harbour.
Environment and Community Committee Chair Penny Hulse says: “The grant will allow our Healthy Waters team to implement previous findings on the Hōteo River by putting in place natural engineering solutions to reduce in-stream erosion.
“It will also support planting and fencing along streambanks to reduce the impact of erosion.”
The money will be available over a five-year period.
ENDS

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