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Waimea Water

Recent news stories and media statements from other parties about the Dam.

August 8, 2017

Waimea Augmentation Scheme gains $7 Million of Government Environmental Support

“The Government has recognised the contribution the Waimea Community Dam will make to enhance the ecology of the Waimea River by providing higher water flows, announcing a $7 million grant from its Freshwater Improvement Fund. “The proposed Waimea… Read More

July 24, 2017

New Review Compares Waimea Community Dam with Alternatives

“A review of all the reasonable alternatives to a dam in the Lee Valley for solving the Nelson Tasman region’s summer water shortages shows the Waimea Community Dam is the cheapest and most viable solution. “The Waimea River… Read More

June 28, 2017

Failure to build Waimea Dam would put 75 jobs ‘in jeopardy’

“Waimea Nurseries is likely to shift its operations from Nelson to the North Island if the proposed Waimea dam doesn’t get the nod, according to one of its directors. “Bruno Simpson, who’s also development manager for the Waimea… Read More

June 28, 2017

A river runs through Waimea dam debate

“Nelson-Marlborough Fish & Game manager Rhys Barrier wants to keep clear of the politics surrounding the proposed Waimea dam. “His sights are fixed on a minimum flow for the Waimea River so its “life force and ecological function”… Read More

June 15, 2017

Dam Negotiations Will Continue to Secure Urban Water Supply, Council Confirms

“The Tasman District Council has confirmed negotiations to secure the region’s water supply for the next 100 years are too important to be abandoned, agreeing to continue negotiations between the Council and Waimea Irrigators Ltd. “Tasman Mayor Richard… Read More

February 18, 2017

What happens if the Waimea Community Dam isn’t built?

“Tasman District Council can not drag its feet in exploring possible alternative urban water sources if the proposed Waimea Community Dam does not go ahead because it has to meet Richmond’s growing demand for water. “The council’s engineering… Read More