This project will support delivery of river and catchment management projects in the Lower Waikato River catchment with a specific focus on those that flow into significant lakes and wetlands. This includes the catchments of Lakes Waikare, Waihi and Whangape and the Whangamarino and Opuatia wetlands as identified in the Waikato and Waipā River Restoration Strategy.
We’ll work with landowners who wish to undertake approved riparian fencing and planting, reduce and prevent stream bank erosion, retire areas for native revegetation and other measures to reduce sediment inputs into the lakes and wetlands. The project will provide job opportunities and contract work for local nurseries, fencers, planters, weed contractors and others.
We’re looking forward to working with iwi, landowners and key stakeholders on this project and we’ll be engaging on it in the very near future.
- Funded: $3.52m by MBIE (climate resilience)
- Total project cost: $7.1m
- Project duration: 3 years