Members of Water New Zealand will be aware that the government is reviewing the framework within which three waters services are regulated and delivered. In principle decisions by Cabinet are expected in October.
We think that it’s important that you are kept up to date with what has been happening and have your opportunity to tell us what you think.
Starting late July and running until late August Water New Zealand staff will be running a series of 14 consultation workshops throughout New Zealand. We will be focusing on the structure and functions we believe a new drinking water regulator should have; and we will be discussing the various reform options for water delivery available to the government. You may also wish to raise a range of other issues with us.
We’d like to hear your views so as to formulate a position on water regulation and delivery options that we’d like Government to consider. This work will lead to us eventually tabling a written submission with Department of Internal Affairs officials sometime mid-September.
The dates and timing of these workshops are listed below and you should ensure you book early to secure a seat. Venues are still being sorted out but you will be advised of these shortly after you register. John Pfahlert, Noel Roberts and Jim Graham will be making the presentations and looking for feedback.
Various Cabinet papers and Cabinet Minutes published on the Ministry of Health website are available here. You might find the information contained in these documents provides useful background to the presentations and discussions we will have at the meetings.
Register online using the green "Register" button to the right or contact firstname.lastname@example.org