• Wastewater

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    We, along with Wellington Water, are investigating ways to reduce the sewage sludge that is disposed of in our landfill. There is a provisional budget of $34 million to implement the preferred option from year four (2021/22) of Our 10-Year Plan 2018-28.

    We, along with Wellington Water, are investigating ways to reduce the sewage sludge that is disposed of in our landfill. There is a provisional budget of $34 million to implement the preferred option from year four (2021/22) of Our 10-Year Plan 2018-28.

  • Stormwater

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
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    We will be carrying out work to reduce the risk of flooding in Tawa, with the installation of bigger pipes to accommodate higher levels of stormwater and is expected to cost $9.2 million, beginning in 2020/21.

    We will be carrying out work to reduce the risk of flooding in Tawa, with the installation of bigger pipes to accommodate higher levels of stormwater and is expected to cost $9.2 million, beginning in 2020/21.

  • Adaptation to sea level rise

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
    Climate change adaptation

    A community-led planning process at Makara Beach has resulted in the community recommending short, medium and long-term adaptation measures to prepare the community for the effect of rising seas and more intense weather events. Other parts of the City will also be affected, and we intend to raise awareness of the changing climate in the Eastern suburbs and the CBD. In future, we will need to adapt these areas to the effects of climate change. Decisions around stormwater, roads and private investment must take into account the changing climate – we need to learn to live with more water, and...

    A community-led planning process at Makara Beach has resulted in the community recommending short, medium and long-term adaptation measures to prepare the community for the effect of rising seas and more intense weather events. Other parts of the City will also be affected, and we intend to raise awareness of the changing climate in the Eastern suburbs and the CBD. In future, we will need to adapt these areas to the effects of climate change. Decisions around stormwater, roads and private investment must take into account the changing climate – we need to learn to live with more water, and to design our future city accordingly.

    We will be asking for feedback on the Zero Carbon Capital Plan from 15 April - 10 May 2019. To have your say visit Wellington City Council's website.

    In addition, if you are interested in seeing what sea level rise might look like in Wellington City we encourage you to view the Wellington Sea Level Tool.


  • Landfill

    by Fiona@WCC, 5 months ago
    Landfill

    Preparation for resource consent application is underway on an extension of the Southern Landfill and construction is expected to begin in 2020 at an estimated cost of $20.4 million. Based on the current levels of waste ending up in the landfill, this extension needs to be operational by mid-2022.

    While we are planning to extend the landfill to meet current levels of waste, we are also aiming to reduce our waste by one third over the next eight years. As part of the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan we have made a commitment to this goal. This year, as part of the plan, we will be focusing on running a 12-month kitchen waste diversion trial. Following the trial we will develop business cases on how to process organic waste and to transform the Southern Landfill into a park where many more resources can be diverted from the landfill and put back into the economy.

    Preparation for resource consent application is underway on an extension of the Southern Landfill and construction is expected to begin in 2020 at an estimated cost of $20.4 million. Based on the current levels of waste ending up in the landfill, this extension needs to be operational by mid-2022.

    While we are planning to extend the landfill to meet current levels of waste, we are also aiming to reduce our waste by one third over the next eight years. As part of the Wellington Region Waste Management and Minimisation Plan we have made a commitment to this goal. This year, as part of the plan, we will be focusing on running a 12-month kitchen waste diversion trial. Following the trial we will develop business cases on how to process organic waste and to transform the Southern Landfill into a park where many more resources can be diverted from the landfill and put back into the economy.