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Three Waters Reform

Over the past three years, Central and Local Government have been considering how best to regulate, and deliver the three water services (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater).  

Options for new service delivery arrangements are still being considered, however, the Government’s preference is for four larger water entities. Those entities would replace 67 separate councils (or their agencies) which currently manage their district three waters services independently.

The Three Waters Reform Programme signals a significant change for Councils, and currently there is uncertainty around how water supply, wastewater and stormwater services will be delivered to our community in the future.

There is a lot of information we are yet to learn about the Three Waters Reform (TWR) and how it will impact our district, and for the most part we will be guided by Central Government and the TWR steering group.