Three Waters Reform
Council appreciates your consideration and assistance as we navigate our way through the 3 waters reform process.
These reforms will no doubt be the largest changes proposed for Councils in a generation.
What these reforms mean for individual councils and the collective impact on our nations management and delivery of sewerage, drinking water and stormwater (3 Waters) is a complex and challenging issue.
Since the announcement by Minister for Local Government Hon. Nanaia Mahuta to mandate the Three Waters Reform process, three independent working groups have been established by the Government to refine elements of the Three Waters Reform programme.
The Rural Supplies Technical Working Group is chaired by Clutha District Mayor Bryan Cadogan. The Working Group has considered issues around the Three Waters reform and its possible interaction with the many and varied rural water supplies throughout the country.
The report was released on 31 May 2022. Click here to read the group's recommendations to the Government
Clutha District Rural Water Scheme Users Information Meeting
An open meeting was held on June 13, 2022 at the South Otago Town & Country Club for rural water scheme customers in the Clutha District regarding three waters reforms and recommendations from the Rural Supplies Technical Working Group Report.
To assist in your understanding of what the Government is intending, links to the appropriate Department of Internal Affairs website pages are below.
- Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability – for more information regarding the Working Group on Representation, Governance and Accountability please see here.
- Rural Supplies Technical Working Group - for more information regarding the Rural Supplies Technical Working Group please see here.
- Planning Technical Working Group – for more information on the Planning Technical Working Group please see here.
- For a summary of the Government’s Three Waters Reform Proposals please refer to the Dept Internal Affairs website here.
Clutha District Council's position statement regarding the 3 waters reform which can be read here.
Clutha District Council's rural feasibility study can be read here.