Infrastructure

Water regulation and funding reform on mid-2019 deadline

Proposals for major reforms to the funding of the so-called 'three waters' - drinking, waste, and stormwater  - are on a timetable to go to Cabinet for discussion in June next year, with final decisions by the end of 2019, Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today.

Cabinet papers released with the announcement strongly suggest the outcome will see central government pay a far larger chunk than at present of the multi-billion cost of upgrading the count

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