From July 2024, New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services (three waters) will be managed by four publicly-owned water service entities that will replace the current services are provided by 67 councils across New Zealand.
Working group to ensure local voice in Three Waters reform - Government media release
DIA has said there will be further public participation to test and refine the reform plan. This will be open through the select committee process as the relevant legislation progresses through the parliamentary process.
Within the water sector there will be further announcements of multiple workstreams.
The Three Waters reforms will enable iwi/Māori to have greater strategic influence to exercise rangatiratanga over water services delivery, including through enhanced capacity and capability.
For more detailed information head to www.dia.govt.nz