If you currently receive your three waters services from your local council, from mid-2024 those services will be provided by a new water entity which will provide services for Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.
From 1 July 2024. Until then, your council continues to provide your three waters services as they do now.
Yes. The new entity will bill you directly.
Under the new system, Government has projected that over the next 30 years the costs will look like this.
|COSTS FOR THREE WATERS SERVCICES WITH AND WITHOUT REFORM (per household)|
|Council||Without reform (2054)||With reform (2054)|
|Central Hawke's Bay District Council||$9890||$4010|
|Hastings District Council||$8150||$4010|
|Napier City Council||$4880||$4010|
|Wairoa District Council||$20860||$4010|
However, there is currently no indication of what your three waters services will cost from 1 July 2024.
If you receive water and/or wastewater services from your council, then you should expect that your council rates will reduce when three waters services are no longer the responsibility of the Council.
The water services entities will be required to directly consult with their customers, residents and businesses on their investment priorities, prices and charges through their council and through other consumer and community interest forums.
Once the new water services entity is operating, it will be responsible for service calls, in the same way that your local council currently is.
Your council will continue providing all of the other services it currently delivers. This includes things like roading, parks, housing, libraries, pools, alcohol licensing, dog control, building consents, resource consents, environmental health, support for business, and so forth.
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