RAKIRAKI is set to have its own floodgate and walls constructed near flood prone areas within the town.
Rakiraki Town Council interim special administrator Seini Raiko said the urgent need for the town was the minimisation of the impact of flooding.
"To this end, Bhima Investment Limited has voluntarily constructed a floodgate next to the municipal market to minimise water flow into the market area when the river level rises," Ms Raiko said.
"The second phase of assistance will be the construction of a gabion wall to minimise the erosion of the land slope behind the market," she said.
Ms Raiko said work began last month and had been put on hold because of continuous rain from the March floods.
She said construction would resume once the weather improved.
She said from the construction of the floodgate, there would be minimal flooding in the market and the low points in the town that were the most affected by the floods.
"Water will not readily flow into the market area and the town when the water level in the river rises and the current soil erosion behind the market next to the river will be arrested," Ms Raiko added.