Infrastructure

Goff ‘not convinced’ by water reforms proposal

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 20 May 2021

Phil Goff worries Aucklanders will subsidise regional water upgrades.
Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 20 May 2021
Auckland will oppose reforms to water infrastructure if they mean Auckland ratepayers end up subsidising services for regions the city is not currently responsible for and which haven’t kept their investments up.In a letter to local government minister Nanaia Mahuta on May 13, Auckland mayor Phil Goff warns “the current structure proposed is unlikely to find favour with Auckland and its Council”.“Effectively, amalgamation would result in Aucklanders … meeting the costs of major upgrades in other regions and Auckla...

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