The Waimea Community Dam is a game-changer. It’s one of the region’s most important infrastructure projects ever and the largest dam built in New Zealand for over 20 years.
The dam will:
secure the region’s water supply for the next 100+ years
improve water quality to provide a better environment for people, plants, fish and animals
strengthen the economy through the success of primary industries and the subsequent growth of associated secondary and tertiary industries
provide an estimated economic benefit to the Tasman region of $600-$900m in the first 25 years