Three waters and local government reforms – tell us what you think

Submissions closed on July 30, 2022, 05:00 PM

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What do you think Whanganui’s future should look like?

Massive change is coming to communities throughout our country in the next two to three years as central government drives a major programme of reforms.

There has been plenty of debate about the three waters reforms, but the government is also driving a much wider programme of reforms. These include health reforms, legislation to replace the Resource Management Act, a new national waste strategy and a review of the future for local government.

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Our survey closed on 30 July 2022. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback – here were 706 respondents to the survey. Initial analysis of the survey results showed that more than 88% of respondents stated they opposed the government’s proposed amalgamation of council water services. More than 75% opposed the cross-subsidisation of water services and only wanted to pay for services within their own community.