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

June 26, 2022

Join the virtual video tour

The Waimea Community Dam is located far up the Lee Valley. Its location, and the fact it is a worksite, means we are unable to host the public at the site. So, to show you around, our team… Read More

May 27, 2022

March 2022 Quarterly Report

The Quarterly Report for the period ending 31 March 2022 is now online. It includes information and updates about health, safety and wellbeing, project design, construction progress and the programme of works, community engagement, and costs and risks…. Read More

March 29, 2022

April 2022 dam update

The Waimea Community Dam is now more than 70% complete, and as long as COVID-19 and the weather isn’t too disruptive, construction will be finished in a few months and the reservoir will be ready for filling in… Read More

March 24, 2022

Latest construction video

Click here to watch this video to see timelapse video of construction as it happened, and CAD animation of its completion and the filling of the reservoir.

February 24, 2022

Waimea Community Dam cost revised due to encountered geology and inflation

The encountered geology, high inflation, and global supply chain issues have resulted in a reforecast of the cost to build the Waimea Community Dam. Waimea Water Limited (WWL) will report in its mid-year report for the 2022 financial… Read More

September 2, 2021

September 2021 Newsletter

On 23 August, construction of the Waimea Community Dam was allowed to resume under COVID-19 alert Level 4, in a controlled and gradual manner and, of course, in strict accordance with Level 4 operational protocols. The Ministry of… Read More

August 22, 2021

Waimea Community Dam to resume construction in Level 4

Waimea Water Ltd CEO Mike Scott said MBIE has authorised the construction of the Waimea Community Dam to resume during Level 4. Scott said works at the site would re-commence on Monday 23rd August. MBIE has approved the… Read More

February 25, 2021

Encountered geological challenges and COVID-19 lead to dam cost increase

25 February, 2021 WWL CEO Mike Scott informed Shareholders on Monday and Councillors on Thursday in the company’s six-month update, that significant progress had been made in the construction of the Waimea Dam, with it now being approximately… Read More

January 27, 2021

Waimea Water Ltd is working to recover time on the dam construction schedule

Waimea Water Ltd CEO Mike Scott says the company is working closely with the dam contractor on how the contractor might gain back time on the construction schedule, so that the dam can be built as swiftly and… Read More

December 15, 2020

TDC Council Meeting and Public Info Session. 3 December

TDC Council Meeting 3 December2020