Wellington Water Proposal – Have your say

On 20 February 2019 Council adopted the Wellington Water Statement of Proposal for public consultation.  We welcome submissions from any interested person or organisation on any aspect of the proposal.

In summary, the proposal is:

  • SWDC retains ownership of the ‘three waters’* infrastructure and water race infrastructure.
  • SWDC becomes a shareholder in Wellington Water.
  • Wellington Water has an independent Board of Directors.
  • Each shareholder has an equal right on the “Wellington Water Committee”.
  • Each council retains a direct relationship with the Wellington Water Committee via service level agreements and Water Committee.
  • Most staff currently employed by SWDC who work on three waters and water races will transfer to Wellington Water. These staff will remain operating from SWDC premises.
  • Some operational assets will transfer to Wellington Water, but not infrastructure assets.
  • SWDC contracts Wellington Water to provide infrastructure management services for its three waters networks, and water races.

Submissions close 4pm, 15 March 2019, with a hearing to be held on 27 March 2019 (if required).  Before making a final decision, we’d like to have your input. Your submission may be made using our online form or by printing this form.  Forms will also be available at any of the South Wairarapa district libraries as well as the service centre in Martinborough. 

*Three waters = Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

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