Three Waters Reform
Here’s what we know about the Government’s proposed changes to the way drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services are delivered in New Zealand.
The Government is proposing to change responsibility for water services from councils to four new regional entities. Currently 67 different councils own and operate the majority of the drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services across New Zealand.
Under the proposed new structure, the Hauraki District would be part of Entity B, which includes Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and parts of Manawatu-Whanganui (see map below)
- We’ve only just received the detailed information we need from the Government about the proposed reforms.
- We’ll be assessing that information over the next eight weeks and providing feedback to the Government through Local Government New Zealand.
- After 1 October, we’ll hear more from the Government and be in a position to determine next steps and any decisions which may need to be made.
- At that point, we should have enough understanding of the proposed changes to have some meaningful conversations with our communities.
- Consulting with our communities before we fully grasp the proposed model and its implications is just likely to create unnecessary confusion
Help and support
Read our Questions and Answers
Read our Mayor’s media statement
Read the Government information
Read more about the current water services in our district
As part of our commitment to openly share information and analysis of our system to deliver the three water services in our district and the quality of our assets, we have the following documentation available.
This information collected is to support advice on the options for reform to the Steering Committee, local government elected members and Ministers over the coming months. The information gathered will be an important part of the Reform Programme.
- General Request data - Proactive Release [PDF, 3.8 MB]
- AA1.7 Organisation Chart [PDF, 586 KB]
- AA1.14 Infrastructure Strategy [PDF, 3.2 MB]
- AA2.1 Valuation Reports 2017 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
- AA2.1 Valuation Reports 2020 [PDF, 1.2 MB]
- AA2.1 Land Asset Register [PDF, 233 KB]
- E11 FTE and Building Calculations [PDF, 571 KB]