With plans to spend $8 million on flood and drainage schemes
next year, the Otago Regional Council is giving Taieri
residents an opportunity to learn more about their flood
scheme at meetings this week.
Council engineering, hazards and science director Gavin
Palmer said the annual public gatherings gave people a chance
to talk to councillors, staff and ask questions about the
flood risk on the Taieri.
''While we can't completely eliminate flood risk, it's useful
for everyone to be up-to-date with how the schemes work and
what protection they offer,'' he said.
• A public meeting will be held at the Mosgiel Coronation
Hall from 7pm tonight and drop-in sessions at the Mosgiel
Library from 10am-2pm and 3pm-5.30pm tomorrow.