Published on 04 October 2021
Council has submitted its feedback on the Three Waters Reform Programme to the Department of Internal Affairs.
Council has significant concerns about the extent of changes currently underway and that the overall impact on communities is not being properly understood. We believe the Future for Local Government thinking should be completed ahead of the Three Waters Reform and we question the accuracy of the modelling being used to build the ‘case for change’. Big questions remain on the balance between the economic case and need for a local voice and accountability. Council entered the Three Waters Reform process in good faith and hopes the Government will continue in the same vein to explore what is best for communities in all four wellbeing’s not just for the economics and ideology of the case.
Feedback on Three Waters Reform(PDF, 297KB)