Download: Three Waters Review Cabinet Paper (752KB)
Aug 01, 2017
The Government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, storm water and waste water (three waters) to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment. Three waters services are a core responsibility of local councils.
Download: The Thirty Year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan 2015 (2.97MB)
Aug 20, 2015
This National Thirty Year Infrastructure Plan was released by the government on August 20, 2015. It outlines the state of New Zealand's infrastructure and advises what actions are in place to address infrastructural issues, including issues around water.
Download: WRC Outcomes of the Sub-regional Three Waters Business Case (110KB)
Jul 03, 2015
This report updates elected members at Waikato Regional Council on the recommendation to form a three council CCO. The report notes that an organisation of scale dedicated to three waters management is more likely to attract and retain talented staff and says this may lead to an increase in plant performance and environmental outcomes. It notes that a CCO will protect resourcing for three waters activities as they will not be weighed against other broader council priorities. The report says "this targeting of resources may lead to improved environmental performance".
Nov 25, 2014
The Office of the Auditor General has released a report entitled Water and roads: funding and management challenges. This examines current issues for infrastructure, asset management and associated financial strategies in local government from the OAG?s perspective.
Oct 01, 2014
GNZ established the 3 Waters project to respond to the lack of information on the state and performance of the three waters assets and services. The first deliverable in the project was to develop a National Information Survey, which collected detailed data on the three waters assets and services from a total of 70 councils. The evidence from the survey results is used in this issues paper, together with the expertise of stakeholder workshop participants, to identify and describe the major issues facing the provision of the three waters in New Zealand. This paper presents an analysis and interpretation of the survey results.
Download: National Infrastructure Plan 2011 (2.61MB)
Jul 01, 2011
The National Infrastructure Plan is a strategic, future focused document that places infrastructure in the context of economic and population growth. It seeks to provide common direction for how we plan, fund, build and use all economic and social infrastructure. It covers the transport, telecommunications, energy, water and social infrastructure sectors.