Govt confirms 10 Three Waters entities change

Govt confirms 10 Three Waters entities change
Local government minister Kieran McAnulty has been consulting for months on the policy tweaks. (Image: NZME)
Pattrick Smellie
A major change to the government’s contentious Three Waters policy has been confirmed, with 10 regional water infrastructure entities to be formed instead of the originally proposed four.The change will reduce some of the economies of scale for borrowing that the four so-called “mega-entities” would have had, but the change is intended to deal with opposition from many local councils fearing that local priorities would be lost in a four-entity structure.Prime minister Chris Hipkins and local government minister Kieran McAnulty...

More Infrastructure

Climate adaptation work 'uncoordinated and disorganised', minister says
Policy

Climate adaptation work 'uncoordinated and disorganised', minister says

Officials have been told not to put their head in the sand.

Greg Hurrell 12 Jun 2024
'Take 15% or get nothing' tradies told
Infrastructure

'Take 15% or get nothing' tradies told

The alternative is liquidation and total loss, townhouse developer says.

Maria Slade 12 Jun 2024
Government to ease the way for foreign investment in BTR
Infrastructure

Government to ease the way for foreign investment in BTR

The current overseas investor regime is a stumbling block to more housing, minister says.

Maria Slade 11 Jun 2024
Petrol companies told to pass on fuel tax decrease
Infrastructure

Petrol companies told to pass on fuel tax decrease

 ComCom says fuel retailers are slow to pass on reduced costs. 

Staff reporters 11 Jun 2024