Water Services Entities Bill
This bill establishes 4 publicly owned water services entities that will provide safe, reliable and efficient water services in place of local authorities.
Three waters reforms timeline
All water services entities operational 1 July 2024 - see timeline
Links to the Government's information
Department of Internal Affairs website Three Waters Reform Programme
A new system for three waters service delivery
Submissions, media releases and timeline of decisions
22 July 2022 - Our submission to the Water Services Entity Bill
26 July 2022 - Council seeks changes to the Water Services Entities Bill
7 December 2021 - Mayor continues discussions opposing three waters reform
27 October - Government announce the Three Waters Reform Programme is mandatory.
Mayor Rehette Stoltz says it’s disappointing the government will go ahead with Three Waters Reform despite our Council opting out in principle. We'll be working closely with Government on the Three Waters Reform Programme to ensure the water security needs of our community are met.
A summary of local government feedback on the three waters reform proposals
September 2021 - Meeting with ministers over reform proposal
Our submission to the government and the Castalia report
LGNZ have some questions and answers that help explain the three waters reform