The 3 waters investment aims to stimulate recovery and help provide infrastructure funding to improve drinking water and waste water outcomes.
The Government is funding $523.1 million to 66 Councils and local authorities to invest in improved drinking-water quality, wastewater treatment network renewals, and stormwater networks. The Government’s funding priorities are for investment into drinking water and wastewater infrastructure first, and then stormwater. Each local authority has determined the 3 water infrastructure investment most needed in its area and is managing the delivery of the programme, targeted to be complete by March 2022 (subject to COVID-19 impacts).
OVERALL FUNDING 3 WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
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.
The latest quarterly update report for the 3 waters infrastructure programme can be downloaded here:
The programme is made up of 461 discrete projects or programmes of work from the Far North to the deep south and east as far as the Chatham Islands. DIA has appointed CIP to monitor the delivery of these infrastructure investments, identify any opportunities for economies of scale, monitor potential regional or national shortages and assist where problems arise. CIP monitors council delivery, provides quarterly reports to DIA, releases public quarterly reports on progress, and recommends funding claims by local authorities to DIA.