Anzac Parade Resilience-Building Project

This project is part of a larger process led by Horizons Regional Council to help communities living in the region become more resilient to natural hazards.

The project aims to create a co-designed strategy to reduce flood risk and increase community resilience in Anzac Parade. The feasibility of a range of community-wide and property-specific interventions are being assessed.

Recommendations will be made based on the implications of alternative interventions for flood risk reduction, resilience building, and resident and community well-being.
As a first step, Horizons appointed Massey University to facilitate a community engagement process for Anzac Parade residents and other key stakeholders to inform the Council's viability assessment of resilience-building actions in the area.
Among others, we are working with residents, interested and affected parties in Whanganui, and tangata whenua (Te Runanga o Tupoho, Ngā Tāngata Tiaki o Whanganui, and Te Mata Puo) and Whanganui District Council as well as key government agencies and other parties concerned about flood risk along Anzac Parade.


Find out more about this project

Progress on recommendations – summary

Progress on recommendations – full report

Read our FAQs

Final strategy and supporting documentation

View the Anzac Parade Flood Resilience Strategy

Appendix 1. Introduction to the portfolio of consultation documents
Appendix 2. Massey University - Scoping Report - Reducing flood risk in a changing climate
Appendix 3. Massey University - Progress Report - Reducing flood risk in a changing climate
Appendix 4. Massey University - Summary of community and stakeholder interviews
Appendix 5. NIWA - Climate change impact
Appendix 6. ICE GEO & CIVIL - Kowhai Park stopbank upgrading geotechnical assessment
Appendix 7. Tonkin & Taylor - Anzac Parade stopbank upgrade works assumptions register
Appendix 8. The Property Group Memorandum - Anzac Parade current market estimates
Appendix 9. Saunders & Stevensons – Anzac Parade housing – 100 Years above 1m
Appendix 10. HRC - Lower Whanganui River flood protection investigations
Appendix 11. Fitzherbert & Rowe - Legal considerations for resiliency of Anzac Parade
Appendix 12. CDEM Whanganui – Flood evacuation procedures
Appendix 13. Waka Kotahi NZTA - State Highway 4 Anzac Parade

Whanganui community public meeting 5 May 2022

Thanks to those who attended the public meeting on 5 May 2022. If you were unable to attend a recording of the meeting, as seen by those who attended via zoom, can be found here.

Alternatively please click on the link below to view/download the full power point presentation. Links to the three earlier community consultation presentations are also available below, along with resources from Waka Kōtahi NZ Transport Agency and CDEM.

5 May Public Meeting Presentation

20 April 2022 resident meeting presentation

Read a recap of July-August sessions

Project Update Presentation - PDF, 5.9MB


Project Factsheet - PDF, 238KB


Flood evacuation procedures - PDF, 239KB


NZTA statement - PDF, 480KB


Horizons River Information Service - PDF, 1.3MB


Horizons Flood Warning System - PDF, 1.8MB