Hamilton Mayor Andrew King says this morning’s Waipa District Council decision not to proceed with a shared approach to waters management is a lost opportunity for the region.Read more
Hamilton City Council has agreed to form a shared company with Waipa District Council to jointly manage water, wastewater and stormwater services. Waipa District Council has not yet agreed to the proposal and will not make a formal decision until 19 December.Read more
Warm weather and increasing water demand has today prompted Hamilton City Council to further conserve water by moving to Alert Level 2. The change to Alert Level 2 means sprinklers and watering systems can now only be used on alternate days, i.e. even street numbers on even days and odd street numbers on odd days, between 6am and 8am, and 6pm and 8pm.Read more
Hamilton residents can rest assured over the safety of their drinking water. That’s the message from Hamilton City Council General Manager Infrastructure Chris Allen, who says the city’s water has maintained one of the highest grades since the Ministry of Health’s grading system was introduced around 50 years ago.Read more
A panel of six elected members from Hamilton City and Waipa District Councils will recommend their councils form a shared company to manage water, wastewater and stormwater services.Read more
The move to Water Alert Level 1 was triggered by a significant increase in water consumption across the region. Water Alert Level 1 means using a sprinkler between 6am to 8am and 6pm to 8pm or hand-held hosing at any time.Read more
Hamilton City and Waipa District Councils have launched a joint consultation process around forming a separate company to manage water, wastewater and stormwater.Read more
Hamilton City Council will work with Waipa District Council to seek the views of their respective communities on proposals for a sub-regional approach to manage water and wastewater.Read more
Mayor Andrew King has ceremonially turned on the pumps for Hamilton’s newest strategic asset – the $21.5M Rototuna Reservoir project.Read more
More than 2000 homes in the Dinsdale and Nawton area of Hamilton will have more consistent water pressure by the end of July.Read more
Hamilton City Council today approved a shared service, non-asset-owning waters management company as its preferred model for collaborating with other local councils to best manage water. The decision means the Council’s Water Governance Group members are authorised to restart discussions with Waipa and Waikato Councils about a joint management approach, and after reaching mutual agreement with those councils, will jointly prepare a public consultation document for approval.Read more
Hamilton City Council has signalled it may consider a major change to the way it manages water and wastewater services. At a public workshop today councillors indicated they may consider forming a non-asset owning shared waters management company along with Waipa and Waikato District Councils.Read more
Today, Hamilton City Council unanimously agreed to continue investigating options for a new way of managing water. The Council requested further information and advice on an enhanced shared service model and a Council Controlled Organisation that is both asset owning and non-asset owning (transitioning to asset owning).Read more
Hamilton City Council has today voted to adopt a draft agreement which outlines how a water and wastewater council-controlled organisation for Hamilton City Council, Wakato District Council and Waipa District Council might be structured, should it go ahead.Read more
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.
Hamilton construction company Sam Pemberton Civil Limited has been convicted and fined $1,500 plus costs for illegally taking water from a Hamilton City Council hydrant.The prosecution is the first of its kind to be brought by Hamilton City Council, and the Council’s Compliance Manager Trent Fowles says it reflects how seriously the Council takes security of the city’s water supply.Read more
Providing for another 20,000 residents in the northwestern fringe of Hamilton City took another step forward today as the Council’s Finance Committee approved a $7.6 million wastewater project for Rotokauri.Read more
Hamilton City Council yesterday voted at a Council meeting to establish a Waters Governance Group. This Group would work through a variety of matters to reach agreement and establish the essential elements that determine how a ratepayer-owned Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) would function if established to manage waters operations across three councils.Read more
Hamilton City Council’s Finance Committee today unanimously approved awarding a $7.7 million contract for the installation of new bulk water main, a crucial part of the Rototuna Reservoir project.Read more
Hamilton City Council has agreed to form a ratepayer-owned council-control organisation (CCO) to manage water and wastewater. The decision is an in principle one, meaning a final decision cannot be made until the public has been fully consulted on the proposal.Read more
Hamilton City Council will spend $18.5m renewing and upgrading its stormwater, wastewater and water reticulation network over the next three years.Read more
Hamilton City Council today released its draft 10-Year Plan budget in the Council agenda.The draft budget for the 10 Year Plan will be discussed at a Council meeting on 9 and 10 December. The Council will have the opportunity to consider a number of proposals for inclusion in the budget.Read more
Hamilton City Council has agreed to fund its share of a joint study into how water, wastewater and stormwater services might best be delivered in the future. The study is being funded by Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council and Waipa District Council. Hamilton City Council’s share of the study is $325,000. Waipa and Waikato District Councils agreed on Tuesday (28 October) to each pay $162,500 each as their share, bringing the total cost to $650,000.Read more
Hamilton city councillors have discussed an independent report recommending three Waikato councils establish a jointly-owned public company to manage water infrastructure. The report was commissioned by the Waikato Mayoral Forum and was discussed at a public workshop by Hamilton city councillors today. It recommends that Waipa District, Waikato District and Hamilton city councils undertake a detailed business case on forming a council-controlled organisation (CCO) to manage water.Read more
Hamilton City Council has supported a staff recommendation to undertake a business case examination into a jointly-owned public company to manage water infrastructure. The recommendation was approved at today’s Council meeting. It follows a report to the Waikato Mayoral Forum in April that recommended Hamilton city, Waipa and Waikato district councils consider co-funding a business case to look the establishment of a joint council-controlled organisation (CCO) for water and wastewater activities.Read more
Published: Dec, 2017
This report analyses the submissions received on the Shared Waters Management Company proposal and outlines the recommendations of the 6-member Waters Governance Group. A copy of all submissions is included in a separate PDF on this website (see below).
Download: Report: Consultation on forming a Shared Waters Management Company (522KB)
Published: Nov, 2017
Contains a copy of the Shared Waters Management Company statement of proposal, plus a copy of all submissions received in response to this proposal.
Download: Shared Waters Management Company - what are your views? Submission Report (19.2MB)
Published: Sep, 2017
This report seeks approval for Hamilton City Council to collaborate with Waipa District Council in consulting on a non-asset owning Shared Waters Management Company.
Published: May, 2017
This report seeks approval of a Shared Waters Management Company (non-asset owning CCO) as the preferred model for Hamilton City Council to jointly manage water, wastewater and storm water. It contains a number of attachments providing more detail.
Download: Waters Study (Water, Wastewater and Stormwater - sub-regional) (12.8MB)
Published: Dec, 2016
This report consider's Council’s position on forming an asset-owning water and wastewater CCO for Hamilton City and Waipa and Waikato District Councils, either by confirming the previous decision to adopt the Record of Agreement, or determine any additional information Council requires before making a decision.
Download: Waikato Waters Study- Consideration of Direction (264KB)
Published: Jul, 2016
This report provides the proposed Record of Agreement (including a plain English version) which outlines the essential elements of a water and wastewater CCO, should one be formed. The Agreement was negotiated by a nine-person Governance Group made up of the Mayor and two Councillors each from Waikato District, Waipa District and Hamilton City Councils.
Download: Report to Council - proposed water and wastewater CCO (980KB)
Published: Oct, 2015
This report to Hamilton City Council seeks approval for further analysis of decision-making, shareholding and other arrangements for any potential CCO. It also seeks approval for Hamilton City Council to appoint three new elected members to a Waters Governance Group.
Download: Waikato Sub-Regional Waters Study - Next Steps (208KB)
Published: Jul, 2015
This report to Hamilton City Council recommends that the Council, 'in principle' support the formation of a three-Council waters CCO involving Hamilton City, Waipa District and Waikato District Councils. The report notes that, at the time of writing, Waipa District Council had not formally considered the recommendation to form a CCO. Until all three councils have made a decision, no further substantive progress can be made.
Download: Waikato-Sub-Regional Water Study 30 July (216KB)
Published: Dec, 2014
The purpose of this report is to outline the most likely timetable for the Waters project.
Download: Sub-Regional Waters Detailed Business Case - Project Timetable (506KB)
Published: Oct, 2014
To seek approval for the consultant, project scope, cost allocation and governance arrangements for the business case analysis of collaboration in waters activities which is proposed as a joint project between Hamilton, Waikato and Waipa Council.
Download: Sub-regional Waters Detailed Business Case (277KB)
Published: Jun, 2014
To seek Council approval to undertake a detailed business case analysis of a proposal to establish a Council Controlled Organisation (CCO), between Hamilton City Council, Waikato District Council and Waipa District Council for water and wastewater services.
There is no technical information at this time.