Hamilton City Council will discuss the potential formation of a Council-controlled organisation to manage water and wastewater at an extraordinary Council meeting this Thursday (July 14).
The meeting is open to the public and has been added to the scheduled meeting calendar to provide time for Councillors to discuss the CCO draft agreement as well as to consider a draft submission to the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.
The Council will discuss a draft agreement which outlines how a CCO might be structured, should it go ahead. The agreement has been negotiated by a nine-person Waters Governance Group, comprising three councillors from each Council. Hamilton City, along with Waikato District and Waipa District Councils have already agreed in principle to form a ratepayer-owned CCO, subject to community consultation. The CCO would manage water and wastewater infrastructure on behalf of the three councils as well as manage stormwater services under contract.
Both Waikato and Waipa District Councils have already agreed to the draft structure, noting final decisions cannot be made until the public has been consulted.
The meeting begins at 10am in the Council Chamber.