Three Waters infrastructure and investment programme

The latest quarterly update report for the 3 waters infrastructure programme can be downloaded here:

The 3 Waters investment programme is a Government initiative to stimulate improvements and help reform under-pressure water services to a more sustainable footing.

The Government is funding $523.1 million to 67 local authorities to invest in drinking water, wastewater, and storm water networks. A number of local authorities have contributed additional funding totalling $135.3 million. The Government’s funding priorities are for investment into drinking water and wastewater infrastructure first, and then storm water.

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has appointed Crown Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to monitor the delivery of the infrastructure investment, identify any opportunities for economies of scale, monitor potential regional or national shortages and assist where problems arise. CIP provides quarterly reports to DIA and recommends funding claims by local authorities to DIA.

OVERALL FUNDING 3 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

$523m

CO-FUNDING

$135m

TOTAL FUNDING

$658m

Each local authority has determined the 3 Water infrastructure investment most needed in their areas and is managing the delivery of the programme to be complete by March 2022.

NATIONAL MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTED

280km

DRINKING WATER PIPE
UPGRADES

139km

WASTE WATER
PIPE UPGRADES

243

DRINKING WATER
TREATMENT PLANT
(WTP) UPGRADES

419

WASTE WATER
TREATMENT PLANT
(WWTP) UPGRADES

TOTAL COMBINED SPEND BY INFRASTRUCTURE TYPE

The programme is made up of 461 discrete projects or programmes of work from the Far North to the deep South and west as far as the Chatham Islands.
The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has appointed Crown Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) to monitor the delivery of the infrastructure investment, identify any opportunities for economies of scale, monitor potential regional labour shortages and assist where problems arise. CIP provides quarterly reports to DIA and recommends funding claims by Local Authorities to DIA.

Media release – Minster of Local Government Hon Nanaia MahutaClick here

More information, including information and reports demonstrating the need for water reform can be found on the DIA website: – Click here

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