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Waimea Water

The latest media statements from Waimea Water.

August 31, 2017

Government irrigation announcement benefits dam

Today’s announcement on Crown Irrigation providing concessionary loans to councils who factor environmental improvements into their irrigation schemes is welcome news for the Waimea Community Dam scheme, says Waimea Water’s John Hutton. Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy… Read More

August 8, 2017

Funding for dam means a healthier Waimea River

The Government’s $7 million investment in the Waimea Community Dam Project through a Freshwater Investment Fund grant is testament to the significant role the Dam will have in improving the health of the Waimea River, says Waimea Water… Read More

August 1, 2017

Updated economic report shows potential dam benefits at $923M

A July 2017 updated economic impact assessment shows the economic benefit of the Waimea Community Dam to the Nelson Tasman region could be as high as $923 million over the next 25 years at reasonable assumptions of new… Read More

July 28, 2017

Waimea Community Dam Decided as Best Solution

Yesterday’s Tasman District Council decision to re-confirm the Waimea Community Dam as the only viable solution to water security issues is welcome news for urban residents, farmers on the Waimea Plains, and regional businesses depending on security of… Read More