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

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