Recent news stories about the Dam project.

August 15, 2019

Digging starts for Waimea Community Dam – WAIMEA WEEKLY

Building a more secure water future for Tasman is the goal of all those gathered at the Waimea Community Dam Lee Valley site, for the project’s ground-breaking ceremony, on Friday last. “Today is a very important milestone because… Read More

August 15, 2019

Ground-breaking milestone for Waimea Community Dam project – NELSON MAIL

There was excitement in spades for backers of the Waimea Community Dam with Friday’s ground-breaking ceremony signalling the start of excavation on the controversial $104.4 million project. It will take twice as long as initially expected and cost four times as much to construct,… Read More

August 15, 2019

Excavation work poised to start for Waimea Dam project – NELSON MAIL

Excavation work is set to begin in August on the multimillion-dollar Waimea dam project in the Lee Valley, about 36km south-east of Nelson. The geology at the site has been identified as one of the major risks for… Read More

June 24, 2019

Waimea dam project well on the road – NELSON MAIL

Published Friday 21 June Work on the massive Waimea dam project is progressing well with the access road half-completed, says the company building it. Waimea Water Ltd chief executive Mike Scott on Thursday presented Tasman District Council with a six-month… Read More

June 14, 2019

Waimea Water pumped and ready for more action – WAIMEA WEEKLY

Published Wednesday 5 June 2019 With construction of the $104 million Waimea Community Dam in the Lee Valley now well underway, Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) now has their full complement of key staff in place with a specialist… Read More

May 9, 2019

Waimea water brings exec home – FARMERS WEEKLY NZ

Published Thursday 9 May 2019 Australia’s vast and remote northwestern gas reserves are removed in many ways from a provincial New Zealand dam project but Waimea Water’s new chief executive Mike Scott maintains the same principles of good… Read More

May 9, 2019

Waimea Water boss pumped to be part of ‘legacy’ dam project – NELSON MAIL

Published Thursday 9 May 2019 The multimillion-dollar Waimea dam project is set up for success, according to the boss of the company that will manage its construction, operation and maintenance. Mike Scott took up the role as Waimea… Read More

February 27, 2019

Waimea Water selects CEO

A chief executive officer and two board directors have been appointed by Waimea Water Limited (WWL), the council-controlled organisation responsible for building and operating the Waimea Community Dam. Mike Scott will start as Chief Executive Officer with WWL… Read More

June 28, 2018

TDC says yes to water for 100 years

28 June 2018 Richmond, Mapua, Brightwater, and Wakefield residents and businesses will have access to water year-round with the Tasman District Council’s continued commitment today to fund the construction of the Waimea Community Dam. Securing a supply of… Read More

August 31, 2017

Government irrigation announcement benefits dam

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 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… Read More

August 8, 2017

Funding for dam means a healthier Waimea River

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 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… Read More

August 1, 2017

Updated economic report shows potential dam benefits at $923M

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 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… Read More

July 28, 2017

Waimea Community Dam Decided as Best Solution

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 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… Read More