A few things to keep in mind until we get to see the map:
- today's announcement covers some of the worst affected areas. Other areas will be added over time.
- not all areas have had their geotechnical surveys concluded (there were geotech people measuring things in Cowlishaw and Galbraith streets yesterday). Consequently the status of some addresses could change (most likely to a worse land quality than the initial assessment)
- not everyone in the named river suburbs will be receiving the package, or at least not in the first round of announcements. This is a deduction based on numbers. Gail has worked out from Government statistics for 2006 that there were just over 7,000 dwellings in the areas named (Bexley, Avondale, Dallington, Burwood - Horseshoe Lake and Avonside - assuming Statistics and CERA use the same geographical boundaries). This number must have increased since 2006 so, with up to 5,000 being offered packages, there must be a balance well in excess of 2,000 which are undecided, on safe ground, or a mixture of both.
- there is a 9 month period during which you can consider your options. No need to decide anything until you have had a chance to cool off