In August 2014 a Request for Proposal went out to the market, seeking professional firms to undertake a study on behalf of the three councils involved in this project.
In November 2014, an independent consultancy (Cranleigh) was appointed to undertake the study.
In late 2015, having considered the report from Cranleigh, the three councils each resolved to form a Waters Governance Group. This group, made up of nine elected members, looked at a range of issues considered fundamental to the forming (or not) of any CCO.
The Governance Group was assisted in this process by a consortium made up of McGredy Winder and Cranleigh. This consortium was appointed following a Request for Proposal that went to market in November 2015.
The Governance Group has proposed an Agreement which is being discussed by all three councils during June and July 2016.
The Waters Governance Group was made up of elected members from the three participating councils with their terms of reference outlined in this Hamilton City Council report.
The Waters Project Group is made up of executive staff from the three participating councils and is responsible for the operational aspects of the project.
Cranleigh presented its Waikato Water Study report in May 2015. They were assisted by Mott McDonald (for engineering matters) and Martin Jenkins (for public policy and governance matters).. You can read and download the summary report, full report or a copy of the engineering assessment and evaluation.