21 April 2017

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has approved $700,000 towards supporting people affected by this month’s eastern Bay of Plenty flood event.

The decision was made at yesterday’s (SUBS: Thursday 20 April) full council meeting.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chairman Doug Leeder said $500,000 has been provided to assist flood affected residents, however the way in which these funds will be distributed is still to be decided.

In addition, the Regional Council has approved up to $200,000 towards the set up and operation of Whakatāne District Council’s Recovery Office.

The Regional Council will also provide in-kind contribution, such as staff that may be required in the recovery office.