NZ Urban Development news from the media | 6 July 2021 | Government water reforms to build economic resilience and save ratepayers money


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Government water reforms to build economic resilience and save ratepayers money

The Government is proposing to establish four publicly-owned entities to take responsibility of drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure across New Zealand, saving ratepayers thousands of dollars and better ensuring the $120 to $185 billion investment in services can be made.

“The data shows the case for change is compelling. Without these changes DIA modelling shows that even at the more conservative end of estimates, the average household bill for water services could be as high as $1900 to $9000 by 2051, which would be unaffordable for many communities,” Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta said.

“Under our proposal for four providers those figures range from $800 to $1,640, saving households thousands of dollars.

“It’s estimated New Zealand will need to invest between $120 billion and $185 billion to maintain safe, sustainable and environmentally appropriate drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure over the next 30 years, costs that most local councils simply can’t shoulder on their own.

Auckland Westhaven Promenade wins construction award

Westhaven Promenade won big at the 2020/21 HYNDS CCNZ Construction Awards on 19 June, taking home the prize for Best Project in its category. This recognition comes after several years of hard work by Eke Panuku and the project team to implement the promenade walkway within Westhaven.

Ranked by the public as the highest priority for investment during the consultation phase of the Waterfront Plan in 2011, the completion of stage two represents the finish line for the project in its entirety. Now complete, the promenade boardwalk stretches all the way from the Auckland Harbour Bridge to Wynyard Quarter, creating a scenic pathway along the water’s edge.

To win the CCNZ HYNDS Construction Award Category E for best project, the project received feedback from references about how the HEB Construction-built promenade project had excelled at construction quality, engineering, client satisfaction, safety standards and strong people-development culture, delivering a sophisticated waterfront experience.

Government housing dashboard updated - May 2021

The May 2021 update to the Housing Dashboard is now available that shows the progress of key parts of the Government’s housing programme.

The purpose of the dashboard is to demonstrate what people are experiencing by tracking how many families have bought their first home, how many households are in public housing, and how many new homes are being built.

The dashboard shows the results being achieved in housing and will be updated and produced monthly. The dashboard tracks aspects of the current housing situation, the government outputs in response, and the results of those.

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