On 13 April the Government announced changes to water services reforms
The proposal moves to 10 water services entities
The water services that are currently run by 67 councils will be combined into 10 publicly owned, specialised water services entities rather than the 4 entities originally proposed.
The new water services entities
Factsheet on reforming water services
Staged start date for water services entities from 2025
The 10 new entities will ‘go live’ in a staged approach from early 2025 to 1 July 2026, rather than the original start date of 1 July 2024 for all entities.
Links to the Government's information
Department of Internal Affairs website Three Waters Reform Programme
Our submissions, media releases and timeline of decisions
22 July 2022 - Our submission to the Water Services Entity Bill
26 July 2022 - Council seeks changes to the Water Services Entities Bill
7 December 2021 - Mayor continues discussions opposing three waters reform
27 October - Government announce the Three Waters Reform Programme is mandatory.
September 2021 - Meeting with ministers over reform proposal