DCC, residents to meet about flooding

Surface flooding in Surrey St in January. Photo: Gerard O'Brien
Surface flooding in Surrey St in January. Photo: Gerard O'Brien

Dunedin City Council staff will meet frustrated South Dunedin residents affected by last month's floods.

Meetings will be held with both Surrey St residents and the Radius Fulton care home at which the council's plans for stormwater improvements and wastewater upgrades would be discussed.

Both the street and the care home were badly affected by flooding during heavy rain at the start of February and Radius Fulton care home residents started returning only on Monday.

Council acting general manager infrastructure and networks Leanne Mash said the meetings would give residents a chance to discuss their flooding concerns.

The council would also explain its plans for stormwater improvements and wastewater upgrades in South Dunedin.

No date had been set for the meetings.

Last month, Surrey St resident Margaret Waide presented a petition, signed by about 30 residents, to the council, asking urgent attention be given to the flooding issues in South Dunedin.

She was supported by the Greater South Dunedin Action Group.

Mrs Waide was not expecting a lot to change after the meeting but as long as the council listened to their concerns she would be happy.

''I don't know what I'm expecting, really, but I just hope they listen to us.''

Radius Fulton manager Robyn Bowie said she was pleased the council had agreed to meet her and the facility's general manager.

The council needed to listen to the concerns of staff and residents because they could not wait another four or five years for the issues to be fixed, Mrs Bowie said.

''We'll see what they have to say,''

tim.miller@odt.co.nz

Add a Comment

1218b006_620x60_v2.jpg

1218b006_620x40_v2.jpg