At the height of Cyclone Gabrielle Wallingford/ Flemington were significantly affected due to the roading network being damaged.
Key impacts experienced by the Wallingford and Flemington area were:
• Roads closed due to damage caused by cyclone which caused accessibility issues to the closest township being Waipukurau.
• Flemington Primary School closed from afternoon of 13 February until Monday 20 February.
• Significant damage caused to land users, particularly in the farming and agricultural industry.
• Telecommunications were down for the first 2 days and no other alternatives for connecting in with others.
On Monday 17 April a Community Conversation was held with Wallingford and Flemington communities. Approximately eight residents attended, mainly from the Wallingford area.
Key issues discussed related to impact of Cyclone Gabrielle on roading, Wanstead Swamp, stormwater and preparedness for future emergency events.
Key issues raised have been collated themes and actions in the table below.
The prioritisation of these actions will be done in partnership at a second round of Community Conversations to be held at Wallingford Hall on Tuesday, 7 November, from 6pm to 7.30pm.
To see our first cut of an action plan for Wallingford, Flemington see below or to see the full Recovery Plan, click here.
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