Apply for a grant for maintenance works
Council contractors will continue to play a role in major works and maintenance, but we are also offering opportunities for greater community involvement in the project.
Community members can request grants to complete many of the ongoing maintenance items detailed in the ACH report.
To apply, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest.
We will provide details of the work areas required and the funding application process.
Any items not appropriate for community action, or for which no community members seek funding, will go to our contractors.
Ongoing management and funding
Following consultation with the local community and Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council’s
Governing Body resolved in May 2021 to include greater community involvement with maintenance works, including:
- using a joint system of community grants and council contractors for maintenance and operations in Ōkahukura and Te Arai (funded primarily through targeted rates)
- entering into a community-led management agreement with Glorit landowners.
There will be further discussions with the local community on the future service levels needed for the Ōkahukura and Te Arai drainage districts.
These discussions will consider the impacts of changing land use, climate change and sea-level rise, while ensuring any solutions are financially viable and meet our obligations to mana whenua.
Understanding your targeted rate
Targeted rates are calculated based on a land classification model. The land in the drainage districts is categorised into three different land classes.
A property in the area may contain one or more of these land classes:
- Class A: Land within the drainage catchment and in a flood plain.
- Class B: Land within the drainage catchment but not in a flood plain.
- Class C: Land outside the drainage catchment.
Class A benefits most from drain maintenance as it reduces the flooding risk.
Runoff from land on flood plains also flows to the drains and contributes to the maintenance work needed.
This class is identified using flood plain maps.
This category does not directly benefit from drainage work, but surface water flows to the drains through overland flow paths, contributing to maintenance requirements.
This category includes the land that does not drain to the stormwater network.
Find your targeted rate
Find more details on your rates using our
email@example.com if you would like further information about the Rodney drainage districts.
Drainage district resources