The sea level is predicted to rise by somewhere between 60 centimetres and 1.1 metres. With it, the underground water table may rise.
Potential impacts include:
A warming climate is also likely to make severe storms more frequent, bringing risks of property and infrastructure damage.
Although a 60 centimetre to 1.1 metre sea level rise would mainly affect only a small number of coastal areas, the impact could still be significant. One of the most important tasks facing the Council is to prepare the city for these impacts. We will have to make decisions, for example, about whether coastal land needs to be protected by sea walls, or if changes are needed to the stormwater system and other infrastructure.
The first step is to understand the possible impacts, and the measures that can be taken to reduce or mitigate them.
Over the next three years, we will:
Alex Moore Park
An interactive children's garden
Te Motu Kairangi/Miramar Peninsula
National Hockey Stadium
Strengthening town centres (Tawa and Karori)
Our Natural Capital
More major events
A film museum
A War and Peace museum
An indoor concert arena
An ocean exploration centre
A convention centre
The New Zealand Festival
A city-wide cycling network
Bus priority network
Making buses more affordable
Vehicle network improvements