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Water Services Legislation Bill passes final reading in Parliament
Parliament has passed the next key piece of legislation required to give effect to the Government’s reform of New Zealand’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services.
WSEs need emergency plans in place from Day 1
Water Services Entities (WSEs) must have an Incident and Emergency Management (I&EM) Plan in place on the first day of their operation to meet the needs of their community, as well as meet legislative...
Water Services Entities Amendment Bill passes third reading
The Water Services Entities Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in parliament, giving effect to the Government’s refocus of water services reforms announced earlier this year.
Establishment Board for Northland and Auckland water services entity appointed
The membership of the establishment board that will oversee the set-up of the Northland and Auckland water services entity has been confirmed by Cabinet.
New legislation gives effect to the Government’s changes to the water services programme
The Government has introduced legislation that gives effect to changes to the water services programme announced in April 2023.
Changes to water services reforms
The Minister of Local Government, Hon Kieran McAnulty, has announced changes to water services reforms.